Philippines women's national rugby union team

Last updated
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Nickname(s)Volcanoes [1]
UnionPhilippine Rugby Football Union
Head coachJoe Palabay Dawson
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First colours
World Rugby ranking
Current51 (as of 23 November 2020)
Biggest win
Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 55–0 Laos  Flag of Laos.svg
(Manila, Philippines; June 16, 2012)
Biggest defeat
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 68–0 Philippines Flag of the Philippines.svg
(Calamba, Philippines; June 22, 2019)

The Philippines national rugby union team, nicknamed the "Lady Volcanoes" first played international sevens in 2010 at the Asian Championships, and in the same year played their first XVs rugby in a non-test match developmental tournament involving Laos and Thailand. Their first test match was in 2011. They competed in the 2011 and 2012 editions of the Asian Championship.


They went on a hiatus from full 11-a-side rugby until 2018, when they competed in the Division I Asian Championships. [2]

Results summary

(Full internationals only)

Rugby: Philippines internationals 2011-
OpponentFirst gamePlayedWonDrawnLostPercentage
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 201110010.00%
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 20112200100.00%
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 201120020.00%
Summary 2011-520340.00%


See Women's international rugby for information about the status of international games and match numbering

Full internationals

2011-11-24 (AC) China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg36–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos [5/1/1]
2011-11-25 (AC) Thailand  Flag of Thailand.svg39–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos [6/2/1]
2011-11-26 (AC) Laos  Flag of Laos.svg12–20 Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Chao Anou Vong stadium, Vientiane, Laos [3/3/1]
2012-06-14 (AC) Philippines  Flag of the Philippines.svg14–50 Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Manila, Philippines [4/8/2]
2012-06-16 (AC) Philippines  Flag of the Philippines.svg55–0 Flag of Laos.svg  Laos Manila, Philippines [5/5/2]
2018-06-05 India  Flag of India.svg5–19 Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Queenstown Stadium, Singapore [-/-/-]
2018-06-08 Singapore  Flag of Singapore.svg19–10 Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Queenstown Stadium, Singapore [-/-/-]
2019-06-19 Philippines  Flag of the Philippines.svg32–27 Flag of India.svg  India Southern Plains Sports Field, Calamba [-/-/-]
2019-06-22 China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg68–0 Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Southern Plains Sports Field, Calamba [-/-/-]

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  1. "Philippine Rugby Football Union removes Lady from national women's 15s, 7s team names". Conan Daily. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  2. "Lady Volcanoes bound for Singapore". Manila Bulletin. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.