Alex Twal named in Lebanon World Cup squad
Wests Tigers rookie forward Alex Twal has been named as part of the 24-man Lebanon squad for the upcoming 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Twal will be joined in the Lebanon squad by Wests Tigers Intrust Super Premiership players Jaleel Seve-Derbas and Andrew Kazzi.
Selection in the squad caps off a whirlwind 2017 season for Twal that saw the 21-year-old make his first-grade debut in Round 17. The impressive young forward will now likely make his international debut for the Cedars when they take on France in their opening game on October 29.
Lebanon will continue their Group A fixtures against England on November 4, before facing tournament favourites Australia at Allianz Stadium on November 11.
Three teams out of Group A will qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.
LEBANON WORLD CUP SQUAD
Robbie Farah (Captain – South Sydney)
Mitchell Moses (Vice Captain – Parramatta Eels)
Danny Barakat (Wentworthville)
Jamie Clark (Auburn Warriors)
Adam Doueihi (South Sydney)
James Elias (West Newcastle)
Ahmad Ellaz (Auburn Warriors)
Nick Kassis (Blacktown Workers)
Andrew Kazzi (Wests Tigers)
Anthony Layoun (Parramatta Eels)
Michael Lichaa (Bulldogs)
Mitchell Mamary (Wentworthville)
Bilal Maarbani (Manly Sea Eagles)
Abbas Miski (North Sydney)
Tim Mannah (Parramatta Eels)
Ray Moujalli (Bulldogs)
Reece Robinson (unattached)
Travis Robinson (Newtown)
Chris Saab (Blacktown Workers)
Raymond Sabat (Lycans FC)
Jaleel Seve-Derbas (Wests Tigers)
Elias Sukkar (Wentworthville)
Alex Twal (Wests Tigers)
Jason Wehbe (unattached)
LEBANON WORLD CUP SCHEDULE
Sunday, October 29 — Lebanon vs. France at GIO Stadium (AUS)
Saturday, November 4 — Lebanon vs. England at Allianz Stadium (AUS)
Saturday, November 11 — Lebanon vs. Australia at Allianz Stadium (AUS)