First Phillippines RL Competition played during Typhoon Karen
On the eve of the first and long planned RL competition in the Philippines, Typhoon Karen hit landfall with Legazpi City and therefore Bicol University and the Albay Sports Complex directly in its path.
Fiftyone RL pioneers had travelled for 13 hours by bus to get from Manila to Legazpi City and not even Typhoon Karen could stop them from playing.
The results for the inaugural Erick Paul Estepa Elefante Cup are as follows:
Game 1 - full time 6-0, Manila Storm 6 v UB Toros - 0
Game 2 - full time 16-0, Central Luzon Crusaders 16 v Albay Vulcans - 0
Game 3 – full time 10-4, Albay Vulcans 10 v UB Toros 4
Game 4 – full time 4-0, Central Luzon Crusaders 4 v Manila Storm 0