Thursday, October 29, 2020
El Salvador Rugby League

El Salvador win, Chile draw as Underdogs day showcases league minnows


Date: 2/10/17

EL SALVADOR has registered a historic first win in Test rugby league, while Chile went within 90 seconds of becoming the first stand-alone Latin American nation to defeat an Asian opposition.

Daniel Godinez

Latin Heat elects new President


Date: 15/6/16

A SECOND landmark occurred last weekend for Latin American Rugby League.

Rise of the Trueno Azul…El Salvador’s Rugby League team



This week, we take a look at one of the smallest nations in Latin America, but one, which has made big strides in International Rugby League…El Salvador!

Anthony Maatouk

Maatouk delivers right hook as El Salvador wins 9s

FRESH from competing in a Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament, Anthony Maatouk has landed the knockout blow to propel underdogs El Salvador to a heart-stopping victory in the GYG Latino Rugby League Nines.

The newest rugby league nation El Salvador

The newest rugby league nation El Salvador emerges from heartache

Date; 23/1/15

IT was Paco Godinez’s first day of school in El Salvador when hijackers stormed the family van and pointed a gun to his father’s head.

“This was during the civil war. They said they needed the van and only after my father offered them a lot of money did they let us go,” he says, still with a slight tremble in his voice.