Lebanon National Rugby League Team
If you are a hardcore rugby league fan, why not watch one of the game's lesser known nations by purchasing Lebanon rugby league tickets? The Cedars play all over the world, are consistently ranked in top 20 of the global rankings and are well worth watching.
Lebanon's Rugby League Team: Some Essential Background
Lebanese rugby league has a surprising history. The game was introduced into the Middle Eastern state in the 1990s by Australian expatriates from Sydney. Inspired by a love of their homeland, Sydney rugby league players with Lebanese heritage banded together and achieved international accreditation in 1998.
Since then, the Cedars have drawn most of their talent from Aussie rugby league, recruiting Lebanese players from teams like the Auburn Warriors or the Newtown Jets. This means that they tend to include some of NSW's elite club level players. They might not be ready for the NRL, but they can put up a good fight.
This competitive spirit has led Lebanon to some impressive achievements, and they occasionally rank above supposedly bigger nations like Wales in the European table. No team enjoys tackling Lebanon at the International Olympic Stadium in Tripoli, where the standard of rugby is always high.
Some Great Occasions in Lebanon Rugby League History
For years, Lebanon's players came extremely close to qualifying for the Rugby League World Cup. For example, in qualification for the 2008 tournament, they drew 16-16 with Ireland in the final match, narrowly missing out.
However, they finally achieved their dream in 2017 by winning a two-legged Middle East-Africa play off tie against South Africa. It wasn't even close in the end, with Lebanon winning 40-12, then 50-16, securing a place in the game's biggest tournament.
Qualification wasn't the only great occasion though. Lebanon thrashed Morocco 104-0 in 1999, recording their record victory, while their 36-6 defeat of France secured the 2002 Mediterranean Cup. With achievements like this, fans can expect big things when they purchase Lebanon Rugby League tickets.
Similar Events to Lebanon Rugby League Tickets
If you aren't excited by the prospect of watching the Cedars in action, there are plenty of other rugby league tickets on offer at StubHub. If you are heading to Europe, you might think about buying some England rugby league tickets (or watching them when they tour Australia). Or, if you want to watch leading nations battle it out for the spoils, you can also buy Rugby League World Cup tickets.