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Large crowd see Balamand clinch Lebanon College RL title


Date: 23/4/16

The University of Balamand confirmed their dominance of the 2016 college rugby league season with a thrilling 17-10 victory over LAU Varsity at UOB stadium in the Grand Final.

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Michael Cheika Checks into Rugby League

Ex rugby union pro Michael Cheika has given The Cedars a boost by confirming he will join them as head coach. Despite having a long and esteemed career in rugby union, Cheika has proven his versatility as...
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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.

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Lebanon RL Federation debt free as president stands down

Date: 28/3/18 (Photo Credit NRL Photos)

Further to a board meeting of the LRLF, president Mohamad Habbous has commented: “On the back of a successful World Cup campaign - and year generally - we are looking forward to ushering in an exciting new era. For the first time in its 17-year history the LRLF is debt free, meaning that we have stability to grow through the next period.

English Young RL Lions open with comfortable win in Middle East

by Phil Caplan, Date: 30/7/12

Lebanon Espoirs 0 English Lions U18s 40 - University of Beirut, Hostler Centre

The first historic match between an England team and a Lebanese side ended with a 40-0 victory for the English Lions Under-18s on Saturday evening in Beirut.The tourists scored four tries in each half as they overcame a spirited Liban Espoirs outfit to register a comfortable win.

The visitors had to contend with a stomach bug that knocked out key players Jack Jones and Jack Green prior to the match as well as the sweltering 32 degrees heat at kick off but quickly hit their straps on AUB’s impressive 3G surface, their training base for the tour.

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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.

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Schools rugby league set to re-start in Lebanon

Date: 21/1/15

A revitalised Lebanese schools rugby league competition is set for kick off in two regions, after the LRLF held positive talks with the Ministry of Education to re-introduce the sport to PE teachers.

The Mount Lebanon group will see Antonine International School (AIS) defend their U18 title against International College, Saint Frances Hamra and Saint Joseph Kornet Chehwan.

Ivan Cleary stands down from Lebanon rugby league coaching role

Date: 26/4/17

The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has reluctantly announced the release of Ivan Cleary from his position of national team coach, following his appointment as head coach of Wests Tigers earlier this month.

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Lebanon RL Federation buoyed by reaction to WC success back home

Date: 22/11/17 (Photo Credit NRLPhotos)

“Unprecedented media coverage of the Cedars’ World Cup campaign will lead to increased support at all levels,” claims Lebanon Rugby League Federation president Mohamed Habbous, after the side made the quarter finals for the first time, thereby ensuring their qualification for the next tournament in England in 2021.

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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.