CHILE looks set to start a surprising favourite for the first all-Latino rugby league tournament, the Copa de Rugby XIII, to be held in Sydney on May 31st.
The Newtown Rugby League Football Club proved itself to be a good corporate citizen of the Rugby League world, when Henson Park hosted a quite extraordinary (and heart-warming) display of Rugby League football, Latin American style, last Saturday.
EMOTIONS ran high as Chile affirmed its top standing in the Latin American region in a drama-charged 32-12 final of the Primer Rugby League Campeonato LatinoAmericano.
A THREE-try performance for Chile in the final of the inaugural Chimi Copa de Rugby XIII has seen winger Mayer Flamenco receive a late call-up for Sunday’s international rugby league clash between Latin America and Thailand.
With just 24 hours to kick-off in the GYG Latin Heat v Thailand Stars clash at Windsor, Flamenco ran riot as Chile scored a historic 28-8 win over composite side the Sun Gods.