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Lebanon national rugby union team

Lebanon
Union
Nickname(s) The Phoenix
Coach(es) Steve Wigglesworth
Captain(s) Karim Jammal
First international
 Lebanon 27 - 8 Jordan 
(May 14, 2010)
Largest win
 Lebanon 45 - 12 Pakistan 
(May 10, 2013)
Largest defeat
 Lebanon 0 - 67  Qatar
(April 27, 2012)

The Lebanese National Rugby Union team the "Phoenix" represent Lebanon in international rugby union. They have yet to make their debut at the Rugby World Cup. Lebanon played their first test match against Jordan on 14 May 2010 in Dubai[1] The Phoenix currently compete in the Asian Rugby Football Union's, Asian Five Nations Tournament in Division Three West.

On the 19th June, 2014 the Phoenix defeated Pakistan in the semi-final of the Asian Rugby Football Union's, Asian Five Nation Division 3 West tournament in Lahore, Pakistan, 17 - 3 to book a place in the final to be played on Sunday 22 June 2014 against Uzbekistan in Lahore.

The Phoenix First XV for the match against Pakistan:

Player Position
1. Salem Mohamed El Dessouki Prop
2. Rony Adel Bachour Hooker
3. Tariq Adib El Khaldi Prop
4. Mounir Ramzi Finan Second Row
5. Raymond Ramzi Finan Second Row
6. Youssef Nasri Bakhache Flanker
7. Fredrick Georges Makhlouf Flanker
8. Joseph Boutros Touma Lock
9. Georges Antoine Cassab Scrumhalf
10. Karim Abdallah Jammal Flyhalf (C)
12. Robin Rafic Hachache Center
13. Hanna Georges Rmeily Center
11. Tarek Mohamad Ali Hammoud Wing
14. Raymond Antoine Asfour Wing
15. Thomas Iskander Saliba Fullback
16. Ali Mohamed El Dessouki Prop
17. Fedaa Mohamed El Dessouki Hooker
18. Hassan Ali Karaki Utility
19. Hassan Chahine Winger
20. Yves Khoury Utility
21. Kahil Bejjani Flanker
22. Firas El Chami Utility

Contents

  • Record 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Record

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win percentage
 Jordan 2 2 0 0 100%
 Uzbekistan 2 2 0 0 100%
 Pakistan 2 2 0 0 100%
 Qatar 2 0 2 0 0%
Total 7 5 2 0 71.43%

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/qualifying/news/newsid=2037324.html#arabian+gulf+with+a5n+victory

External links

  • Lebanon on rugbydata.com
  • http://www.globalrfu.com/2014/06/19/lebanese-phoenix-team-named-for-battle-in-lahore


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