Chile national rugby league team

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Chile
Nickname Caciques Chilenos (English: Chilean Chiefs)
Governing body -
Region -
Head coach Gabe Keegan
Captain Jonathan Espinoza, Eduardo Wegener
Most caps -
Top try-scorer Daniel Godinez, Alvaro Alarcon (4)
Top point-scorer Alvaro Alarcon (20)
RLIF ranking -th
First international
 Malta 16 - 12 Chile 
(Sydney, Australia; 31 January 2015)
Biggest win
 Uruguay 20 - 4 Chile 
(Sydney, Australia; 17 October 2015)
Biggest defeat
Cabramatta 28-12 Chile 
(Sydney, Australia; 31 January 2015)
World Cup
Appearances 0 (first time in -)
Best result -

The Chile national rugby league team (Spanish: rugby league equipo nacional de Chile), nicknamed Caciques Chilenos (English: Chilean Chiefs), represents Chile in rugby league. They had their first international 9's tournament in 2015 in Australia along with El Salvador in Latin America at the Cabramatta International Nines.[1]

History

Official Rankings as of December 2015[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  New Zealand 897.00
2  Australia 719.00
3  England 655.00
4  Samoa 280.00
5  France 209.00
6 Increase  Ireland 162.00
7 Decrease  Fiji 147.00
8 Increase  Wales 132.00
9 Decrease  Scotland 121.00
10 Steady  United States 102.00
11 Increase  Serbia 72.00
12 Steady  Italy 65.00
13  Canada 62.00
14 Decrease  Papua New Guinea 60.00
15 Increase  Russia 46.00
16 Decrease  Tonga 40.00
17 Increase  Belgium 40.00
18  Malta 32.00
19 Steady  Germany 28.00
20  Lebanon 27.00
21 Increase  Spain 26.00
22 Decrease  Cook Islands 23.00
23  Ukraine 22.00
24 Steady  Greece 21.00
25 Increase  Denmark 20.00
26 Decrease  Norway 19.00
27 Increase  Jamaica 16.00
28 Decrease  Netherlands 15.00
29 Decrease  Sweden 15.00
30 Steady  Czech Republic 14.00
31 Decrease  South Africa 13.00
32 Steady  Niue 4.00
33  Hungary 2.00
34  Latvia 2.00
35  Morocco 0.00

Rugby League Has yet to be played on Chilean soil but efforts are in place to bring rugby league to Central and South America through the Latin Heat Rugby League. After the Latin Heat fielded enough Salvadoran players to make up a Rugby league nines team they entered into the Cabramatta International Nines tournament.[1]

On October 17, 2015 The Chile national rugby league entered in the first ever Latino Rugby League Sevens Tournament and won the competition.[3]

Current squad

The following is the teamed named for the 2015 Latino Sevens. [4]

Esteban Bazaez

Giorgio Blanco

Alex Bluck

Mana Castillo (Mascot Jets, NSW)

Sebastian Delapaz (Mounties, NSW)

Jonathan Espinoza (Griffith University, QLD)

Dennis Ford (South Eastern Titans, VIC)

Liam Hernandez

Richard Hernandez (St Clair Comets, NSW)

James Horvat (Mounties, NSW)

Francisco Lagos

Jaden Laing (Blacktown Workers, NSW)

Brad Millar (Beenleigh Lions, QLD)

David Mora (South Eastern Titans, VIC)

Jonathan Munoz

Joshua Munoz

William Neculman

Israel Perez

Eduardo Wegener (West Belconnen Warriors, ACT)

Jayden Yasar

Record

Below is table of the representative rugby league matches played by Chile at test level up until 12 October 2015:

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn Win % For Aga Diff
 American Samoa 1 - 1 - 0% 4 46 -42
 El Salvador 1 1 0 - 100% 34 20 14
 Thailand 1 - 1 - 0% 10 20 -10
 Niue 1 - 1 - 0% 10 24 -14
 Uruguay 1 1 0 - 100% 20 4 16
Total 5 2 3 - 40% 78 114 -36

See also

Rugby league in the Americas

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 NRL. "Cabra 9s Results - NSWRL". nswrl.com.au. Retrieved 2015-10-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. RLIF Rankings.
  3. "Latin Heat Rugby League | Latino Rugby League Festival for Sydney". latinheatrl.com. Retrieved 2015-10-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. http://latinheatrl.com/2015/10/15/your-guide-to-gyg-latino-sevens/