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.
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.
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.
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.
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€
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.
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.
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.