The date has been set for the Lebanon Cedars and Fiji Bati to meet on Sunday the 19th of October in an international rugby league fixture at Rmondis Stadium in Cronulla just south of Sydney in Australia.
Fiji Bati are 2013 Rugby League World Cup semi-finalists and just missed out on qualifying for the 2014 Rugby League Four Nations after going down to Samoa 32 – 16 in May. The game against Lebanon will help the Bati continue to build their increasing presence at international level.
Lebanon were unlucky to miss out on qualifying for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup after drawing with Italy in their final qualification match 19 all in 2011. This match against Fiji will be the start of the campaign to build towards the 2017 RLWC qualifiers.
The match itself will be the inaugural Hayne/Mannah cup and will hopefully be the beginning of an annual fixture involving the two rugby league nations.
Match Day Details:
Lebanon v Fiji at Remondis Stadium, Cronulla
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Under 16s: Junior Cedars v Fiji Australia – 11:00am
Under 20s: Liban Espoirs v Fiji Australia – 1:00pm
Open Age: Lebanon Cedars v Fiji Bati – 3:00pm
Tickets: Adults $15, Child $5, Children Under 12 in Free