The Lebanese National Rugby Union Team has won second place in a regional championship.
The Lebanese team came in second after losing to its Egyptian counterpart in the finals of the 6th Arab Rugby Championship, in the stadium of the Arab Academy for Maritime Transport, in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
“The Phoenix” had reached the finals after beating Syria (47-7), following its wins against Libya (14-7), Palestine (31-0), and the UAE (17-14) in the regional competition.
The Lebanese players will leave Alexandria to Cairo on Sunday, before reaching Beirut on the evening of the same day.
In context, the Lebanese national women’s team came in 4th place in the rugby union competition after losing 0-5 to the Emirati team.
The Lebanese National Rugby Union Team currently competes in the Asian Rugby Football Union’s Asian Rugby Championship. It received World Rugby Associate Membership in November 2018.
The Phoenix, which has yet to make its debut at the Rugby World Cup, played its first test match against Jordan in 2010 and got its largest win (71-3) against the same country in April 2015.