The Guam Women’s Rugby Seven’s team is in Seria, Brunei to compete in the Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Trophy tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The winner of this tournament earns automatic promotion to the Asia Women’s Rugby Sevens Series featuring the top 8 teams in Asia over a three tournament series.
The Guam Ladies will be lead once again by Olivia Elliott (nee Flores) and seniors players Kayla Taguacta, Erica Quichocho, Rosae Calvo and Dyonii Quitigua. Paige Serber, Patrisha Manlulu and High School standout Jalana Garcia make their first appearances for Guam while the Terlaje twins, Levina and Levana, round out a very solid squad.
Coach Paul Claros has been working with the Ladies for a number of months and is expecting the team to perform well. Team Guam will play four matches on Saturday (with all matches live streaming on asia.rugby Asia Rugby’s facebook page) at Guam times..
11.52 am v Malaysia (expected to be the best in this pool)
2.00 pm v Indonesia
4.30 pm v Laos, and
7.00 pm v Brunei
Sundays games are dependent on Saturdays results but Guam will not play again before 3.20 pm
Guam Rugby Football Union President Stephen Grantham noted that the Guam ladies have been supported tremendously by the First Lady of Guam Christine Calvo and the Rigalu Foundation and the Guam Visitors Bureau.
“We were honored to have been hosted by the Governor of Guam Eddie Baza Calvo at Government House for our Last Supper and jersey presentation before leaving on this trip. The Governor has always been a great supporter of Guam Rugby and it was very poignant to think that this was to be his last Last Supper for us.” Grantham said.