PH Volcanoes rout Malaysia to win SEA Games gold


Posted at Jun 07 2015 05:54 PM | Updated as of Jun 08 2015 04:13 PM


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The Philippine Volcanoes trounced Malaysia, 24-7, to win the gold medal in the rugby sevens competition of the 28th Southeast Asian Games at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium in Singapore on Sunday afternoon.

It was the Philippines' fourth gold medal of the SEA Games, and brought the country's medal tally to 21.

Patrice Olivier opened the scoring with a try at the 5:32 mark to give the Volcanoes a 5-0 lead, and it was an advantage they would not relinquish.

The Volcanoes opened up a 19-0 advantage at the 11:26 mark of the second half off a conversion goal by Alexander Aronson.

Malaysia finally got on board off a try by Zulkiflee Azmi at the 15:46 mark, 19-5, and a conversion by Mohd Fairuz Ab Rahman made 19-7.
But Harry Morris scored a try at the 18:59 mark to secure the victory for the Volcanoes.

The win over Malaysia capped a perfect campaign for the Volcanoes, who won all six of their assignments in the Southeast Asian Games.

The Volcanoes won silver in the 2007 SEA Games in Thailand, which was the last time that the event was held in the regional sportsfest.

The Lady Volcanoes, who were making their debut in the competition, gave a good account of themselves too, as they won bronze earlier in the day by beating Malaysia.