History was made at the Fouad Chehab stadium, Jounieh when a crowd of around 1,000 saw the Lebanon Junipers women’s side face their Italian counterparts in a debut for both nations, and the first women’s international in the Middle East region.
The Lebanese rugby league schools season is set to kick off with seven teams competing, with more lined up to join next year and for an extended nines competition later in the season.
In the lead up to their participation in the 2017 World Cup, the Lebanese Rugby League Federation has announced an expansion to its domestic programme, as the sport continues to take firm root in the Mediterranean country.
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 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.
International Rugby League will visit Belmore on the 8th of May when the Lebanon Cedars take on the Cook Islands.
The fourth season of Lebanon schools competition is set to kick off next week as the GMEA Mount Lebanon Championship sees four teams in action on Saturday February 6, with a double-header at University Libanise stadium.
As part of his visit to Lebanon as a UNICEF ambassador, rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams attended a training session at the Charles Hostler Center at the American University of Beirut, home of the AUB rugby league side.
SBW arrived in Lebanon to visit refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley, principally to raise awareness of the Syrian children and their families there escaping the war-torn country.
Lebanon rugby league Immortals president Nayef Abisaid, winners of the Grand Final against the Wolves, has paid tribute to his side after their 32-18 triumph at Fouad Chehab Stadium.
“This s a massive honour for our club,” he said, ‘And the reward for all our hard work in trying circumstances.
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.