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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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Latin America in breakthrough rugby league victory

Date: 20/10/14

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.

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Family pride drives Latinos in battle against Portugal on Sunday

 

Date: 14/10/14

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.

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Guyanan stars in league tournament - Why is he not playing NRL?

Date: 12/10/14

“Why is he not playing NRL?”

That was the question from one prominent rugby league pundit after fullback Kevin McKenzie made a stunning debut for Latin America at the weekend’s Mitchelton Nines tournament in Brisbane.

Proving that rugby league has tapped only a fraction of its potential market for players and fans alike, McKenzie well and truly put his home nation of Guyana on the map.

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