Nine of the 17 that clinched a berth in next year’s World Cup are included in the 17-man Lebanon squad which faces Cook Islands at Belmore this Sunday.
Nayef Abi Said has been appointed the new Lebanese Rugby League Federation CEO, after a three-month recruitment process. The 39-year-old becomes the organisation’s second chief executive, taking over from long-serving Remond Safi, who will now focus on his regional role with the RLEF.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 19/10/13
For the first time Lebanon will enter teams at four different age groups when they face Australian Fiji on Saturday 19th October 2013, in the inaugural Hayne/Mannah Cup at Club Alitalia Lansvale.
LEBANESE RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Foundation Year - 1998
International Team - The Cedars
Highest finish in World Cup - One draw in Pool games (2000)
Top level domestic competition - Lebanon's domestic competition has been running since 2002. The Bank of Beirut RL Championship now involves 7 teams.
The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has named its staff for their 2019 international fixtures. Former Newcastle Knights and Huddersfield Giants boss Rick Stone has been appointed as head coach and
Lebanon are aiming to retain the Mediterranean Cup when they face Italy in Beirut on 3 June 2017.
The LRLF has completed the first week of its summer youth academy programme, with around 80 boys and girls - aged between 5 and 14 - participating in the Terra Santa Summer Camp in Tripoli and MSL Ghazir Camp in Mont Liban.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 27/7/12
England Community Lions Under-18s, the first English representative squad to visit Lebanon in any major team sport, has been getting accustomed to the high temperatures and humidity ahead of the first of their two-match series with Liban Espoir - Lebanonâ€™s Under-20s - on Saturday.
â€œThe team has been adjusting well to the weather, which hit 38 degrees on Thursday and will be around 36 on game day,â€ said Lions tour manager Andy Harland. â€œAll the squad have been enjoying the sights and sounds of Lebanon. Theyâ€™re looking forward to what Iâ€™m sure will be a good game but the main aspect is that it has already been a fantastic cultural experience, and weâ€™ve yet to enjoy playing rugby league in this country.â€
Following elections hosted and presided over by the Ministry of Youth and Sport in Beirut, the Lebanese Rugby League Federation has announced its new administrative board. The six-strong group, which is mandated until January 2023, includes four independent directors and two nominated by the clubs.