Rugby League competitors returns to Colombia for the primary time in two years, because the city of Funza hosts a nine-a-side event this weekend, November 13-14.
5 male groups and two feminine groups will contest the two-day occasion 22km west of the nationwide capital Bogota.
Whereas some sporadic coaching has taken place through the COVID-19 pandemic, no official video games have been performed since Caribbean metropolis Santa Marta hosted a membership from Chile in late 2019.
Fittingly, Santa Marta-based outfit Samaland shall be one of many groups contesting the Nines in Funza, together with Medellin-based membership Antioquia and Bogota-based golf equipment Armadillos and Rosario.
Armadillos, one of the iconic groups from the game’s early improvement in Latin America, will enter two groups within the male class resulting from a wealth of numbers.
Within the feminine class, northerners Samaland will battle with Rosario as Colombia appears to be like to construct its first stand-alone feminine nationwide workforce.
Host city Funza is positioned in savanna in what was a central location for the previous Muisca Indigenous individuals. Funza interprets to ‘highly effective lord’ within the Muisca language.
The weekend’s occasion will start an essential 12 months for Colombia Rugby League, with the nation set to host the South American Championships in November 2022, set to function Chile, Brasil and probably Argentina.