Uruguay national rugby league team

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The Uruguay national rugby league team (Spanish: rugby league equipo nacional de Uruguay), nicknamed Gauchos Uruguayos (English: Uruguayan Gaucho), represents Uruguay in rugby league and made their debut at the first Latino Sevens on 17 October 2015.[1]

Uruguay
Nickname Gauchos Uruguayos (English: Uruguayan Gauchos)
Governing body -
Region -
Head coach Gabe Keegan
Captain Josh Gadea-Hellyer, Nicolas Cama
Most caps -
Top try-scorer -
Top point-scorer Matt Cama
RLIF ranking N/Ath
Colours
First international
 Chile 20-4 Uruguay 
(Sydney, Australia; 17 October 2015)
Biggest win
-
Biggest defeat
 Chile 20-4 Uruguay 
(Sydney, Australia; 17 October 2015)
World Cup
Appearances - (first time in -)
Best result -

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 Uruguayan 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 Uruguayan players to make up a Rugby league sevens team so they entered into the first ever Latino Rugby League Sevens Tournament.

Current squad

The following is the Uruguayan team named for the 2015 Latino Sevens.[3]

Michael Bolz (Tweed Coast Raiders, NSW)

Matty Booth (Bondi United, NSW)

Javier Britos (CVD Cobras, NSW)

Matt Cama

Nicholas Cama (Wyong, NSW)

Noah Cama (Naraweena Hawks, NSW)

Miguel Falcon

Josh Gadea-Hellyer

Chris Gee

Damian Gee

Adrian Gela

Adam Kungl (Coogee Randwick Wombats, NSW)

Michael Pizzorno

Andres Rossini (Mascot Jets, NSW)

Christopher Santander

Eduardo Vega

Record

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

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn Win % For Aga Diff
 Chile 1 - 1 - 0% 4 20 -16
 El Salvador 1 - 1 - 0% 14 22 -8
Total 2 0 2 - 0% 18 42 -24

References