Former Cronulla Sharks forward to represent Chile in South American Championships

Daniel Vasquez Cronulla Sharks PA

Former Cronulla Sharks player Daniel Vasquez will represent Chile in the South American Rugby League Championship later this month.

The 25-year-old will be one of seven Australia-based players to represent their Chilean heritage in Colombia.

Vasquez made his NRL debut for the Sharks in 2020. He scored on his international bow for Chile in a 36-20 win over the Philippines in March.

The Weichafes will aim to beat Brazil and Colombia to take them one step further towards qualification for the 2025 World Cup in France.

The winner of the South American Championship will progress to the 2023 Americas Cup in Jamaica, where they will aim to finish in the top two positions against Jamaica, Canada and the USA.

Chile are currently ranked 32nd in the world, Brazil is ranked 40th and Colombia is ranked 45th.

South American Championship fixtures:

November 25: Chile v Brazil (Game A)

November 26: Colombia v Game A loser

November 27: Colombia v Game A winner

The Championship will be live streamed, with broadcast details to be confirmed in the coming days.

Squads:

Colombia: Andres Jimenez, Andrew Zuluaga, Carlos Mendoza, Daniel Medina, David Perez, Fredy Diaz, Hector Linares, Jean Villamil, Jessua Guillot, Jesus Delgado, John Garcia, Juan David Espinal, Leonardo Delgado, Nelson Parada, Rafael Lopez, Ruben Zequeda, Sebastian Martinez, Sebastian Rodger, Victor Alegria, William Martinez.

Brazil: Alyfer Dos Sanos, Bruno Gil, Caio Ozzioli, Diego Sanches Nogueira, Donovan Barreira, Douglas Parazi, Fellipe Dittz, Gabriel Saraiva, Leandro Caetano, Lucas Domingues, Luis Bussolo, Marcos Paixao, Nichols Sydorowitz, Ravi Araujo, Victor Domingues, Vinicius Parazi, Zach Grundy.

Chile: Austin Ekes Olivares, Christian Lopez, Daniel Polanco, Daniel Vasquez, Diego Quintul, Felipe Aedo, Ferec Cabezas, Ignacio Altamirano, Jaime Santander, James Horvat, Javier Aedo, Juan Ortiz, Mana Castillo Sioni, Moises Rojas, Nick Doberer, Taylor Salas, Thomas Garrido, Zecil Yao.

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