Sunday, December 10, 2023

Lebanon and Cook Islands name squads for Test at Belmore on Sunday

Date: 7/5/16

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.

Rugby League World Cup

Details Confirmed for World Series, World Cups

Key Points • Structure confirmed for 2025 World Series to determine final two men’s berths for RLWC2026. • Deadline to award hosting rights for RLWC2026 extended at request of bidding nations. • A stand-alone Wheelchair Rugby League World Cup to take place...
AUB Win Lebanese national collegiate Rugby League Grand Final

AUB wins Lebanese national collegiate Rugby League Grand Final

Date: 12/5/15

The American University of Beirut (AUB) defeated the University of Balamand (UOB) 20-4 in the Lebanese national collegiate Grand Final, played in front of around 200 fans in Balamand, north Lebanon. The victory ended a 12-year drought for one of Lebanese rugby league’s founding institutions.

Lebanon RL Federation granted Australian government funding


Date: 9/9/17

The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has been awarded a A$30,000 grant from the Australian government to support its continuing technical development and increase its capacity.

Lebanon Rugby League

Lebanon RL start on road to #RLWC2017 against Australian Fiji

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.

Liban Espoir prepare for Lions

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 - Lebanon’s Under-20s - on Saturday.

“The team has been adjusting well to the weather, which hit 38 degrees on Thursday and will be around 36 on game day,” said Lions tour manager Andy Harland. “All the squad have been enjoying the sights and sounds of Lebanon. They’re looking forward to what I’m sure will be a good game but the main aspect is that it has already been a fantastic cultural experience, and we’ve yet to enjoy playing rugby league in this country.”

Philippines v Portugal 2013 International 9's

IRL World Rankings: How realistic are they?

The latest IRB world rankings came out on December 10th and show the top four countries, in order, New Zealand, England, Tonga and Australia. The IRL states on its website that world rankings are...
Lebanon Rugby League

MENA U16 Rugby League Competition cancelled in strife-torn Lebanon

By Phil Caplan, Date: 9/3/13

The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has cancelled the 2013 MENA Under-16 Championship due to the deteriorating political situation in the region.

Lebanon Rugby League

Lebanese Schools Rugby League Competition set to start with GMEA continuing sponsorship

Date: 30/1/15

The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has confirmed the renewal of their sponsorship with multi-national communications company GMEA, who will enter into their fourth year supporting Lebanon’s youth programme.

The newly re-branded GMEA Schools Rugby League will cover two regions, North Lebanon and Mount Lebanon, as well as the U16 and U18 national teams.

Lebanon Rugby League

Lebanese Rugby League Federation train PE teachers

By Phil Caplan, Date: 2/5/13

The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has spread its wings further into the Beirut community with the completion of a Level 1 Coaching Course at the Lebanese University complex in the capital.

The course was attended by 28 physical education teachers from various areas of the city and led by Nayef Abi Said, the LRLF Development Officer.