Sunday, September 26, 2021

Colombian Defies Rugby League & Migrant Stereotypes

Date: 24/9/16

A COLOMBIAN who arrived in Australia with no rugby league experience and bulked up 20kg in two years at the gym will captain a Latin American Development team against Africa United on NRL Grand Final weekend.

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Guzman Y Gomez make Latin Heat Rugby League dreams reality


A ‘GHETTO kid’ from Guyana, a Colombian security guard discovered on the street and a Uruguayan boy prepared to drive 1000km to recreate his father’s dream are all set to benefit from a ground-breaking deal.

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Rugby League Latin Heat to brandish shield

Date: 9/9/14

SHIELD Security Services has shown it stands behind Latin American Rugby League, coming on board as a leading sponsor ahead of a busy international schedule for the Heat.

The announcement is heralded as one of the biggest steps forward for rugby league in the Latino community, allowing the not-for-profit organisation to continue its policy of free coaching and development for newcomers.

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Latin Heat flying the flag for Rugby League in South America

By Robert Burgin, Date: 9/8/13

We’re doing something ambitious for Australia’s Latin American COMMUNITY, starting the first rugby league team to represent the region – the LATIN HEAT.

Currently SOUTH AMERICA is the only continent WITHOUT a single regular representative rugby league side, ahead of October’s 2013 World Cup in the UK.

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Latin Heat Rugby League debut to alert the senses

By Robert Burgin, Date: 20/9/13

Instructions barked between players in Spanish, Colombian coffee and chilli con carne bubbling away on the sidelines, and samba music for every try scored.

That will be the scene tomorrow, September 21st, when the rugby league world gets flipped on its head with the Guzman y Gomez Latin Heat making a fitting debut in Brisbane’s scorching spring.

Latin Heat Rugby League hits the USA

Latin Heat Rugby League hits the USA

By Matthew Brown, Date: 22/10/14

For those who are un-aware of the Latin Heat, they are an International Rugby League side representing the 24 Latin Nations of Central and South America. They have played in numerous internationals against the Philippines, Thailand and experienced their first international victory against Portugal on the 19th of October 2014.

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Latinos to contest Copa de Rugby XIII followed by clash between Latin Heat and...

Date: 18/4/14

TWO new events have been added to the international rugby league calendar, to be played on back-to-back days in the greater Sydney area.

For the first time, players of Central American and South American heritage will contest the Copa de Rugby XIII on Saturday, May 31 at Norford Park, Sefton in Sydney’s inner-west.

International League comes to Gold Coast to support victims

By Robert Burgin, Date: 21/12/13

TWO blossoming rugby league teams servicing a combined population of 700 million people will bring international football to the Gold Coast’s Runaway Bay on January 18.

And what’s more, they will do it all for a gold coin donation for charity.

Hot on the back of the success of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, reigning Asian Cup champions the Philippine Airlines Tamaraws will go head-to-head with the Guzman y Gomez Latin Heat.

The GYG Latin Heat are the newest outfit in global rugby league, representing the combined nations of South and Central America.

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Latin Heat squad announced to face Philippines

By Robert Burgin, Date: 14/1/14

THE Guzman y Gomez Latin Heat has named its debut international squad, ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Philippine Airlines Tamaraws at Runaway Bay on the Gold Coast.

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Latin Heat Rugby League to hold social day at New Farm Park

By Robert Burgin, Date: 6/12/13

Hot off the back of a record crowd for the Rugby League World Cup final, Latin Heat Rugby League will be hosting a social day at New Farm Park, Brisbane, this Sunday, December 9.