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Philippines v Portugal 2013 International 9's

IRL World Rankings: How realistic are they?

The latest IRB world rankings came out on December 10th and show the top four countries, in order, New Zealand, England, Tonga and Australia. The IRL states on its website that world rankings are based only on the results of...
European Rugby League Ball

Reaction from Euro nations to new Rugby League world rankings

Following the release of the new men’s, women’s and wheelchair world rankings by the IRL, there has been some significant movement for some European nations. In the men’s, Serbia – who played the most Test fixtures in 2021 –...
El Salvador at 2015 Cabramatta International 9s

El Salvador become the latest nation to apply for rugby league observer membership

The Association of Rugby League of El Salvador has submitted an application for observer status to the European Rugby League, for onward recommendation to the International Rugby League board. Hugo Edgarddo Gomez Linares, president of ARLES, said from Santa Ana:...
Chilean national team head coach Rod Millar

Growing the great game of Rugby League in Latin America

Growing the game in Latin America Since the 2017 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) there has been an international push to grow the game of rugby league on a wider scale, and in many cases, this has been easier said...
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.

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.

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!

Daniel Godinez

Latin Heat elects new President


Date: 15/6/16

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

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.