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Meet ‘the boy of meagre means’ building Rugby League in Brazil

The remarkable story of the driving force behind the sport in the sprawling South American state. Last week I sat in Sao Paulo Municipal Hall adjacent to Hugo Froes – a slightly-built, dark-skinned boy from …

The remarkable story of the driving force behind the sport in the sprawling South American state.

Last week I sat in Sao Paulo Municipal Hall adjacent to Hugo Froes – a slightly-built, dark-skinned boy from a small country town, whose father is dying of cancer. With the bustling backdrop of the southern hemisphere’s largest city outside the window, Hugo lobbied the council passionately and powerfully to have rugby league introduced into the schools’ program. This, I thought, has got

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