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Sport Lebanon shock France to start Nines

15:26  18 october  2019
15:26  18 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Rugby League World Cup 9's Ultimate Guide

  Rugby League World Cup 9's Ultimate Guide The World Nines tournament will descend on Sydney as 12 nations compete for the Rugby League World Cup.Before the end of season international Tests kick off later this month, Sydney will play host to the spectacle capping off a stellar 2019 NRL season.

Lebanon , officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, while Cyprus is west across the Mediterranean Sea.

Quick start . Harry. Arriving for a EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, France 's Jean-Yves Le Hariri, who also holds Saudi citizenship, shocked Lebanon on November 4 when he announced his resignation out of Riyadh, although Lebanese President Michel Aoun has not yet formally accepted it.

Lebanon have put aside the drama of a player boycott to upset France and win the inaugural game of World Cup Nines in Sydney.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18:  Reece Robinson of Lebanon is tackled during the round one Rugby League World Cup 9s match between France and Lebanon at Bankwest Stadium on October 18, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images) © Getty SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18: Reece Robinson of Lebanon is tackled during the round one Rugby League World Cup 9s match between France and Lebanon at Bankwest Stadium on October 18, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Western Suburbs reserve grader Bilal Maarbani scored the tournament's opening two tries in the 12-8 win at Bankwest Stadium on Friday, including one where he skipped past three French defenders.

France, who had several players with English Super League experience, scored two tries in the second half in front of a small crowd but crucially missed both goal kicks.

Clinton Gutherson, Victor Radley added to Kangaroos squad to face Tonga .
Eels captain Clinton Gutherson and Roosters lock Victor Radley have been named in the Kangaroos squad to take on Tonga. Victor Radley has been rewarded for his man of the match performance for the Junior Kangaroos in Friday's stunning 62-4 win over France, while Gutherson's stellar World Cup Nines campaign clearly didn't go unnoticed.Coach Mal Meninga will carry a squad of 20 players over to New Zealand for next Saturday's bumper Test showdown against Tonga, however is expected to remain largely loyal to the 17 who defeated New Zealand 24-6 in Wollongong.

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