France v Lebanon 2017 RLWC

 

By Rich Cowley, Updated: 24/10/17

Teams: France v Lebanon

Venue: Canberra Stadium, ACT, Australia

Date: 29th October 2017

Kick-off time: 4pm (Local Time)

2017 RLWC TV viewing information: Channel 7 will broadcast all 2017 RLWC games in Australia on Free to Air TV. BBC Will broadcast RLWC games across the UK. Sky Sports will Broadcast all RLWC matches in New Zealand. Fiji TV will Broadcast all matches RLWC matches across the Pacific Islands. EM TV will broadcast all RLWC matches across PNG. Astro will broadcast all RLWC matches across Malaysia. PCCW will broadcast all RLWC matches across Hong Kong. DAZN will broadcast all RLWC matches across Japan. OSN Sports will broadcast all matches across the Middle East. Fox Sports will broadcast all matches across the United States.

Overview: The quality of rugby League in France has slowly been improving over the last 10 years. The Catalans Dragons are in the English Super League and Toulouse Olympique just won the Kingstone Press Championship. The French also have their own Elite competition to draw players from. The rugby league world are waiting for the French to step up a level. Could the 2017 RLWC finally see the French return to their heydays of the 1940’s and 50’s? We will find out when they meet Lebanon in Australia’s capital.

Robbie Farah will captain the Cedars for their clash against France in Canberra with Mitchell Moses running out as vice-captain. The Lebanese team will be full of experienced rugby league players from the NRL and NSW Cup. The Lebanese have a thriving local rugby league competition. Having the national rugby league team playing in the World Cup will bring the game much needed exposure back home. The Cedars are grouped with Australia and England so this game could make or break their chances of making the quarter finals. This game is going to be a nail-biter!

2017 RLWC France v Lebanon

France 2017 RLWC Team:

1 Mark KHEIRALLAH
2 Fouad YAHA
3 Bastien ADER
4 Damien CARDACE
5 Ilias BERGAL
6 Theo FAGES (c)
7 William BARTHAU
8 Antoni MARIA
9 Eloi PELISSIER
10 Julian BOUSQUET
11 Benjamin GARCIA
12 Benjamin JULLIEN
13 Jason BAITIERI

14 Clement BOYER
15 Nabil DJALOUT
16 Thibault MARGALET
17 Lucas ALBERT
18 John BOUDEBZA
19 Olivier ARNOUD
20 Mickael ROUCH
21 Romain NAVARRETE

Lebanon 2017 RLWC Team:

1 Anthony LAYOUN
2 Travis ROBSINSON
3 James ELIAS
4 Jason WEHBE
5 Abbas MISKI
6 Mitchell MOSES
7 Robbie FARAH
8 Timothy MANNAH
9 Michael LICHAA
10 Alex TWAL
11 Chris SAAB
12 Ahmad ELLAZ
13 Nick KASSIS

14 Mitchell MAMARY
15 Elias SUKKAR
16 Jaleel SEVE-DERBAS
17 Andrew KAZZI
18 Adam DOUEIHI
19 Bilal MAARBANI
20 Jamie CLARK
21 Danny BARAKAT

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