The Philippines beat the United Emirates 24-8 in the Asia Five Nations on Saturday as the hosts' maiden win ensured their survival in their first season in the region's top flight.
Andrew Russell of the United Arab Emirates (C) is tackled by Philippine rugby player Jake Ward during their Rugby Asian Five-Nations match at the Rizal Memorial stadium in Manila on May 18, 2013. Philippines won 24-8.
Graeme Hagan, the hosts' hooker, scored a try early in the second half to douse a rally by the UAE, who had come back from 12-nil with a penalty conversion followed by a try off a rolling maul near the stroke of half time.
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