1. Africa United Vs Latin Heat Elite

    Africa United Vs Latin Heat Elite

    South African Test player Joel Tubbs was a standout up front for Africa United, along with backrower Steman Mow, winger Geofrey Duku and five-eighth Safawo Eggu. Fullback Obed Karwhin, a former Wests Tigers and Manly Sea Eagles lower grade player highlighted by the NRL for his inspirational story as a childhood refugee, was a handful in defence as usual. At fulltime players from both sides gathered on the field to share a prayer and exchanged heartfelt words about efforts to spread the game of rugby league on both continents. Both Latin Heat and Africa United will appear in a designated ‘regional’ pool at the 2018 Emerging Nations World Cup, along with other potential composite sides including the ASEAN Confederation, Mediterranean-Middle East and Scandinavia. NRMA AFRICA UNITED 36 (Mun Mupiou 2, Isaac Geri 2, Geofrey Duku 2, Safawo Eggu, Joel Tubbs tries; Obed Karwhin 2 goals) defeated GYG LATIN HEAT 22 (Thomas Garrido 2, James Horvat, Gabriel Papa tries; James Horvat 3 goals) at New Era Stadium, Cabramatta, Sydney.