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Farah Named at Halfback for Lebanon

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Rabbitohs hooker Robbie Farah has been selected at halfback for the Lebanon Cedars for their opening clash of the Rugby League World Cup against France this Sunday in Canberra.

Farah will captain the Cedars in just his second Test for the Lebanese side, his first Test appearance for his nation in 15 years.

Farah was named captain of Lebanon prior to the tournament and will become the Rabbitohs’ ninth International captain, joining Arthur Hennessy (Australia), Clive Churchill (Australia), John Sattler (Australia), Bob McCarthy (Australia), Ron Coote (Australia), Roy Asotasi (New Zealand, Samoa), Nigel Vagana (Samoa) and Sam Burgess (England) as players who have captained their nation whilst playing for the Rabbitohs.

Rabbitohs under 20s player Adam Doueihi has been selected on the extended bench for this very important Pool A clash in Canberra on Sunday afternoon, with North Sydney Bears player Abbas Miski named on the wing.

The Lebanon squad is:

1) Anthony LAYOUN
2) Travis ROBSINSON
3) James ELIAS
4) Jason WEHBE
5) Abbas MISKI
6) Mitchell MOSES
7) Robbie FARAH (c)
8) Tim MANNAH
9) Michael LICHAA
10) Alex TWAL
11) Chris SAAB
12) Ahmad ELLAZ
13) Nick KASSIS

Interchange

14) Mitchell MAMARY
15) Elias SUKKAR
16) Jaleel SEVE-DERBAS
17) Andrew KAZZI

Reserves

18) Adam DOUEIHI
19) Bilal MAARBANI
20) Jamie CLARK
21) Danny BARAKAT

 

Coach – Brad Fittler

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