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
Team information
Nickname Gauchos Uruguayos (English: Uruguayan Gauchos)
Governing body -
Region -
Head coach Joshua Gadea-Hellyer
Captain Josh Gadea-Hellyer, Nicolas Cama
Most caps -
Top try-scorer -
RLIF ranking 41st
Uniforms
First colours
Team results
First international
 Hungary 50–4 Uruguay 
(Sydney, Australia; 4th Feb 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 50–4 Uruguay 
(Sydney, Australia; 4th Feb 2017)
World Cup
Appearances - (first time in -)
Best result -

History[edit]

Official Rankings as of July 2018
Rank Change* Team Pts%
1 Steady  Australia 100.0
2 Steady  New Zealand 72.7
3 Steady  England 70.4
4 Steady  Tonga 28.0
5 Steady  Fiji 25.8
6 Steady  Samoa 25.5
7 Steady  Scotland 24.5
8 Steady  France 18.3
9 Steady  Lebanon 13.9
10 Steady  Papua New Guinea 12.4
11 Steady  Ireland 10.6
12 Steady  Wales 8.0
13 Steady  Italy 7.4
14 Steady  United States 7.1
15 Steady  Jamaica 5.2
16 Increase 1  Canada 5.1
17 Decrease 1  Serbia 4.4
18 Steady  Malta 3.8
19 Increase 3  Norway 2.7
20 Decrease 1  Russia 2.6
21 Increase 8  Hungary 2.3
22 Decrease 1  Spain 2.3
23 Decrease 3  Belgium 2.3
24 Increase 2  Czech Republic 2.2
25 Steady  Ukraine 2.1
26 Decrease 3  Greece 1.9
27 Decrease 3  Philippines 1.9
28 Decrease 1  Netherlands 1.4
29 Increase 2  Sweden 1.4
30 Decrease 2  Germany 1.3
31 Decrease 1  Cook Islands 1.3
32 Rise 3  South Africa 1.3
33 Decrease 1  Chile 1.2
34 Decrease 1  Niue 1.1
35 Decrease 1  Denmark 0.8
36 Steady  Vanuatu 0.8
37 Steady  El Salvador 0.7
38 Steady  Thailand 0.7
39 Steady  Argentina 0.6
40 Steady  Colombia 0.6
41 Steady  Japan 0.4
42 Steady  Solomon Islands 0.4
43 Steady  Brazil 0.3
44 Steady  Uruguay 0.3
45 Steady  Hong Kong 0.2
46 Steady  Bulgaria 0.1
47 Steady  Latvia 0.1
48 Steady  Morocco 0.0
*Change from December 2017

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[edit]

The following is the Uruguayan team named for the International Game of rugby league Uruguay against Hungary

1-Brigid Donelly (c)

2-Michael Leon

3-Matty Booth

4-Sergio Gonzalez

5-Javier Britos

6-Gabriel Papa

7-Jesse Graham

8-Michael pizzorno

9-Niko Cama

10- Steven Clarke

11- Andres Rossini

12-Julio Toledo

13- Josh Gadea-Hellyer

14- Eric Rendo

15-Pablo Florentino

16-Federico Gonzales

17-Michael Bolz

Record[edit]

Below is table of the representative rugby league matches played by Uruguay at test level up until 14 June 2016:

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn Win % For Aga Diff
 Chile 1 - 1 - 0% 4 20 -16
 El Salvador 1 - 1 - 0% 14 22 -8
 Peru 2 2 - - 100 34 22 +12
Total 2 2 2 - 50% 52 64 -12

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