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Farah named in Lebanon squad to face Fiji

Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah has been named in the Lebanon squad to face Fiji this Saturday at Leichhardt Oval.

Having first appeared for Lebanon as a teenager back in 2002, Farah starred at halfback in all four of the Cedars' Tests during their stellar run throughout the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and will likely don the number seven jersey again on Saturday as his side looks to spring an upset over Fiji at Leichhardt Oval.

Farah has been named in the squad alongside Western Suburbs Magpies winger Bilal Maarbani — who has contributed heavily to the club's Canterbury Cup side throughout this year — while Alex Twal has not been included in the squad.

With Eels playmaker Mitchell Moses and Rabbitohs youngster Adam Doueihi also not named, Farah will likely assume the playmaking duties for Lebanon alongside Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa, while Tim Mannah, Josh Mansour and Abbas Miskie will provide some additional NRL experience to the 20-man squad.

Lebanon will face Fiji in the second game at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday with kickoff at 5:40pm ahead of Samoa's clash with Papua New Guinea at 7:55pm.


Jalal Bazzaz (St. George-Illawarra Dragons)
Toufic El Hajj (American University of Beirut)
Ahmad Ellaz (Cabramatta)
Elie El-Zakhem (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers) 
Amer Ghazzaoui (Sydney Roosters)
Kayne Kalache (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Nick Kassis (Wentworthville Magpies)
Jacob Kiraz (North Queensland Cowboys)
Anthony Layoun (Mounties RLFC)
Michael Lichaa (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Allan Lockwood (Burleigh Bears)
Bilal Maarbani (Wests Tigers)
Tim Mannah (Parramatta Eels)
Josh Mansour (Penrith Panthers)
Abbas Miskie (Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles)
Reece Robinson (Queanbeyan)
James Roumanos (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Ali Saad (North Sydney Bears)
Khaled Tamer

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