The 2017 Rugby League World Cup kicks off on October 27 and Lebanon will kick off his marketing campaign towards France at Canberra Stadium. The ultimate sport within the group stage will likely be towards Australia, which marks the primary time “because the Cronulla riots that Lebanon and Australia have performed each other in a serious aggressive match in Sydney”.
Figuring out that a lot of the gamers on the staff are Australian-Lebanese, this can be a historic alternative to symbolize Lebanon and play collectively one final time, particularly Robby Farah and Chris Saab. Right here’s an article by [TheGuardian] on the Lebanese staff and the necessary of this World Cup to all of the gamers.
“Our present sporting techniques are all politically primarily based,” he mentioned. “In soccer, all of the groups are linked to political teams and sects, whereas Lebanese rugby league isn’t. We’re 100% sport – we don’t care what politics or faith you come from. Our president is a Muslim, our normal secretary is an Armenian. All our gamers are combined. Our motto is principally one of the best gamers ought to symbolize our nation, no matter what their background is. We wish the strongest attainable staff on the market to play for us.”
I do not know if BeIN or one in all our native channels will likely be protecting the video games however right here’s the schedule for these .