Fiji fly into quarter-finals for Rugby League World Cup

On Friday night Fiji booked their quarter-finals spot with an impressive for-and-against tally of plus-140 to head Pool D after a 38-10 victory over Italy in Canberra. The Fijian side are set to play England in Melbourne next Sunday which will be a spectacular game based on how the Fijians have been playing, with some […]

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Yalla Cedars! Lebanon takes on Tonga in Rugby League World Cup

Cedars coach Brad Fittler has only named 20 players due to injury, including Chris Saab, who is on an extended bench, after being forced from the field with concussion in last Saturday night’s 34-0 loss to Australia. The match was Saab’s first of the tournament after he was knocked out in the warm-up for the […]

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France Player Profile: Damien Cardace

A regular at international level for France since 2011, debuting against England just weeks after his 19th birthday, blitzing winger Damien Cardace has been a staple of Les Chanticleers ever since. A precocious talent who was identified as a teenager by French powerhouse Lezignan Sangliers, Cardace debuted in the top grade at the tender age […]

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Team announcement: France vs England

France have named John Boudebza at hooker for a showdown against traditional rivals England in Perth. France vs England, Sunday 12 November, Perth Rectangular Stadium, 6.05pm (9.05pm AEDT) The teams are: FRANCE 1 Mark KHEIRALLAH 2 Fouad YAHA 3 Bastien ADER 4 Damien CARDACE 5 Ilias BERGAL 6 Theo FAGES (c) 7 Lucas ALBERT 8 […]

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France Legends Profile: Bastien Ader

A lanky centre with an outstanding fend, Bastien Ader realised a lifelong dream at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup when named to make his Test debut for France. Known for his hard running and the difficulty opponents have in tackling him, Ader signed with Toulouse Olympique at the age of 19 as a winger […]

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Team Announcement: Lebanon vs Australia

Lebanon veteran Chris Saab should finally get the chance to play at the World Cup when the Cedars take on Australia at Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday night after being knocked out in the warm-up for the opening game and ruled out of last weekend’s match against England due to concussion. The Kangaroos have reshuffled […]

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Lebanon Legend Profile: George Ndaira

An unassuming player whose NRL career last just 25 games, George Ndaira made his biggest contribution to Rugby League on the international scene where he was a stalwart for Lebanon. A talented junior, Ndaira came through the St George Illawarra Jersey Flegg side in 2005 that played and won the Grand Final, a team that […]

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Lebanon Legend Profile: Hazem El Masri

Arguably one of the most beloved players in the history of Rugby League, Hazem El Masri came from a non-traditional Rugby League background to win the hearts of all footy fans with his amazing kicking, his dazzling running and the impeccable way in which he carried himself. Born in Tripoli, Lebanon, El Masri moved with […]

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Lebanon Player Profile: Mitchell Moses

Over the back half of 2017 Mitchell Moses proved to the rugby league world that he was as good – in fact, better – at dominating games as he was at dominating headlines. One of the so-called ‘big four’ at the Wests Tigers – 75% of which sensationally ended up walking away in 2017- it […]

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Team announcement: Fiji vs Italy

Italy have named Raiders legend Terry Campese to return from a calf injury for what will be his farewell appearance at Canberra Stadium against Fiji in Friday night’s must win Rugby League World Cup match. Campese, who qualifies for the Azzurri through his Italian grandfather Antonio, hasn’t played at Canberra Stadium since his final Raiders […]

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