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 Brisbaneâ€™s scorching spring.
By Matthew Brown, Date: 24/6/13
Wests-Mitchelton Rugby League Club in Brisbane, Australia, is holding a Nines Competition in late September. A total of 24 teams from across QLD and Northern NSW will enter this competition.
By Robert Burgin, Date: 16/1/14
Five cool things happening ahead of the international rugby league clash between the GYG Latin Heat and Philippine Airlines Tamaraws, 7pm, Saturday Jan 18, Bycroft Oval, Runaway Bay:
IT took a funeral for 125kg Chilean Eddie Wegener to find out there was such a thing as Latin American Rugby League.
Now he is set to face Portugal in Sunday’s Copa Cabral at Woollahra Oval in Rose Bay, Sydney.
FORMER Australian World Cup player Aaron Raper has named his Latin American side to take on North America in an NRL Grand Final weekend clash which captures rugby league’s growing global appeal.
LATIN America has won its first 13-a-side game in international rugby league, punishing Portugal 40-6 in the Copa Cabral at Rose Bay, Sydney.
In by far the Guzman y Gomez Latin Heat’s best display to date, the representative newcomers showed their rapid improvement since a 0-114 demolition at the hands of the Philippines in January.