Origin with a twist comes to the Sunshine Coast

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    Origin with a twist comes to the Sunshine Coast

    Date: 4/6/18

    The Sunshine Coast will this Saturday host an interstate clash for one of the fastest growing sectors of rugby league.

    To be held at Noosa Pirates, the GYG Latino Origin is an event which recognises the surprising emergence of South and Central Americans in the 13-man code.

    Players from the Latin American communities of Queensland and New South Wales will go head-to-head in a passionate exchange, with positions up for grabs in the 2018 Emerging Nations Rugby League World Championship.

    Backgrounds as diverse as Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Chile, Peru and Uruguay will be on display – along with the Sunshine Coast’s own dual-code rugby star Kevin McKenzie.

    McKenzie, formerly of the Sunshine Coast Falcons, was born and raised in Guyana, a tiny nation of less than a million people to the north of Brazil.

    Another Sunshine Coast resident set to participate is Bribie Island’s Pablo Zahoran, a Chilean who first learnt to play the sport while visiting Cape York.

    Event organiser and Latin American Rugby League co-founder Robert Burgin said that fans would be surprised by the growing level of ability and popularity of the sport in non-traditional nations.

    “Five years ago there were zero countries in South and Central America with an international ranking in rugby league – now there are six,” Mr Burgin said.

    “Marcelo Montoya from the Canterbury Bulldogs has become the first NRL player of Latin American heritage and later this year Chile will become the first Latin American country to play a qualifier for the 2021 World Cup.

    “When we started out we had just three players, and that has grown to over 300 identified players of Latino heritage in Australia and hundreds more in competitions we assist in Latin America itself.

    “There’s a lot of entertainment in the way these guys play rugby league and anyone who knows the feisty nature of South and Central Americans in sport will be unsurprised to learn there is no love lost in this contest.”

    Made possible by nationwide Mexican restaurant chain Guzman y Gomez, Latino Origin is in its second year and this year has grown from a one-game series to a two-game event.

    The first interstate clash of 2018 ended in a 28-26 win to Queensland Latino in Wolllongong.

    Brazilian samba drums, rare and colourful rugby league merchandise from around the world, and a party atmosphere will all be a part of the day, played as a curtain raiser to Noosa Pirates v Caboolture Snakes A Grade clash in the Vantage Homes Cup.

    Kick-off in the GYG Latino Origin match is at 4.30pm, with a free drumming workshop held beforehand from 3.30pm.

    Entry is $7. Any funds raised by Latin American Rugby League will go to assisting the development of the sport in Latin American communities.

    The 100% volunteer-run Latin American Rugby League has been supported primarily by Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taquerias, Shield Security Pty Ltd, Tattoo Tears, Cast Graphics, IntaGas Services, LS Tax & Accounting Services, Retro-Com Digital TV Specialists, Colombianos en Brisbane, GMA Tourism, EMSA Education and Migration Services Australia, Lichtnauer and Associates Accountants, The Edge Home Loans, Oaky North Lodge CFMEU, ACTIVE Rehabilitation Physiotherapy, Radio Austral and Fighting For Fitness Gym.

    GYG LATINO Origin
    Saturday, June 9
    Pirate Park, Sir Thomas Riley Park
    Shields Street, Tewantin

    Nick DOBERER – Chile
    Iziah ESERA CATRILEO – Chile
    Leonel ESERA CATRILEO – Chile
    Juan David ESPINAL – Colombia
    Jonathan ESPINOZA – Chile/Nicaragua
    Hector HILBERTO - Brazil
    Anthony MAATOUK – El Salvador
    Seb MARTINEZ – Colombia :copyright:
    Sebastian MAYA JIMENEZ - Colombia
    David McKENNA - Guyana
    Johnny McKENNA - Guyana
    Kevin McKENZIE - Guyana
    Daniel MEJIA - Colombia
    Oscar MENDOZA – El Salvador
    Rafael MENDOZA – El Salvador
    Bradley MILLAR - Chile
    Angel MORRISON – Uruguay/Peru
    Marco PEREIRA – El Salvador
    Nicolás PERICO DAZA - Colombia
    Carlos REYES KIWIKIWI – El Salvador
    Daniel RICKARD - Colombia
    Brandon RODRIGUEZ – El Salvador
    Diego VEJERANO - Colombia
    Pablo ZAHORAN - Chile
    Andrew ZULUAGA – Colombia
    Coach: Brad MILLAR/Robert BURGIN
    (Injured/Unavailable): Claude JACKSON – Guyana, Trent MILLAR – Chile, Seb SCHUBERT – El SALVADOR, Matt GARDNER - Brazil

    1. Thomas GARRIDO - Chile
    2. Edgar SANTAMARIA - Ecuador
    3. Alvaro ALARCON – El Salvador :copyright:
    4. Patrick CAAMANO – Chile
    5. Chris BRANTES - Chile
    6. James HORVAT - Chile
    7. Gabriel PAPA – Uruguay/Argentina
    8. Eduardo WEGENER - Chile
    9. Luis FHON - Peru
    10. Brandon TOBAR - Chile
    11. Frank ‘Paco’ GODINEZ – El Salvador
    12. Mana CASTILLO-SIONI - Chile
    13. Simon DE ARAUJO - Chile
    14. Sean DAY - Peru
    15. Manolo Elisardo FERNANDEZ IARA – El Salvador
    16. Jye SOMMERS - Peru
    17. Eugene ARAYA - Chile
    18. Aaron PEREZ - Peru
    19. Fredy ARTEAGA – El Salvador
    20. Daniel GODINEZ – El Salvador
    21. Jose NITOR-ALVEAR - Chile
    22. Frank ALTAMIRANO - Peru
    23. Diego PAPA – Uruguay/Argentina
    24. Alex EASTMAN - Colombia
    25. Mark JACKSON – Brazil

    Coach: Andrew CHARLES
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018
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    Good to see former Tampa Mayhem, and I believe US national, player Andrew Zuluaga in the QL team
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