CDO Rugby Team emerges on top in Philippine National Games

The Cagayan de Oro Rugby Club became the champion in the Philippine National Games Shield Division held recently in Paranaque City. There were 19 teams from all over the country that competed in the said national sports event. And Cagayan de Oro’s very own Luis Banaag III was chosen as the Shield Division Most Valuable Player.

Despite lack of financial support, the Cagayan de Oro Rugby Club still ended strong and made CDO proud in the National Games.

Back L to R: Bronson See, Ronnie Morales, Gavinne Montante, Miguel Murillo, Edwin Zarnosa Jr, Angelo Mayo, Josephus Valentine Front L to R: Patrick Salmo, Elijohn Linog, Noel Villa (coach), Don Tidor, Luis Banaag III

The Cagayan de Oro Rugby Club is a newly formed rugby team. Their team founder and trainer is Mr. Noel Delos Reyes Villa who was trained in the United Kingdom. They have their regular practices at Pelaez Sports Center, Xavier University Soccer Field, and Villa Ernesto Subdivision.