This year, the Rugby League World Cup is going to be held in Australia. Fourteen rugby teams from all over the world are going to take part in this tournament, and among them is The Cedars, which is one of the teams of the Lebanese Rugby League Federation. In fact, this is the second time that Lebanon participates in this game. https://www.facebook.com/rugbyleagueworldcup/videos/1435988709811745/ The majority of the members are Australians of Lebanese origins. Currently, the team is undergoing a selection process. The selectees, which are 40 people, will have training sessions together. Then, another selection process is going to take place, and the team will be reduced to 24. Then, 17 will be selected for each game. According to
, 5 local players are going to participate. Two of them are Raymond Sabat and Imad Chidiac. Sabat spent his childhood in Australia, and he’s passionate about rugby. In fact, he started a rugby team at a school in Lebanon, and he would like to see more importance given to sports in Lebanon. https://www.facebook.com/rugbyleagueworldcup/photos/a.884785364932085.1073741828.883229261754362/1435862279824388/?type=3&theater Meanwhile, Chidiac is looking forward to learning as much as he can from the training sessions with the squad in Australia to bring new techniques to Lebanon. The Cedars is going to take part in the following games:
October 29: Lebanon vs. France
November 4: Lebanon vs. England
November 11: Lebanon vs. Australia
All the best to this team! Go Lebanon! Get your tickets
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