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The Lebanon Rugby League Federation (LRLF) has sensationally charged 17 of its national representatives with misconduct amid an ugly ongoing feud between players and hierarchy.

NRL stars Robbie Farah, Tim Mannah, Josh Mansour, Mitchell Moses, Abbas Miksi, Michael Lichaa, and Adam Douehi are on the long list of players ordered to appear before a “misconduct panel”.

That’s despite the fact Mansour, Douehi and Moses didn’t even play the Test against Fiji on June 22.

A statement from the LRLF on Monday said; “The LRLF has charged 17 persons with misconduct for breaches of its operational rules in relation to events surrounding the 22 June match versus Fiji”.

“Those charged will be asked to appear before a misconduct panel and have been suspended with immediate effect from all Lebanese rugby league activity pending the outcome of misconduct proceedings.”

Farah announced his representative retirement following the Test and so won’t represent Lebanon again either way, while Mannah is in a similar boat.

But Farah was one of the leading voices ahead of the Test in a bitter feud that erupted between the playing group and the LRLF.

Players chose to tape over the Cedars logo on their team shirts in the week leading up to the game.

“We are taking this action because we don’t support the current board and the way it was elected,” Farah said at the time.


“We want what’s best for the long-term future of the game in Lebanon.”

The LRLF then sensationally threatened players with jail time in a statement released the following day.

“The LRLF understands from its coaching staff that the playing squad selected for the match against Fiji intends covering up the Cedars emblem,” a statement read.

“The LRLF will not tolerate any insult to the iconic, national symbol of the Republic of Lebanon and its people.”

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  • Imagine taping over your countries crest? just a disgrace from these players, all should be deemed unfit to play for their country in th future.

    • Totally agree Snake. 

    • Lol.

      Then the game dies in and for Lebanon


  • This could be a huge blow to Lebanon’s World Cup chances. 

    • Gold slug, just gold! Lol

    • Ironic as it may would not be good if Lebanon was to miss out. They have a competative team with their Aussie born stars. Lebs love the game and they are my 2nd favorite team. They did very well under Freddy last campaign.


    • LOL!

    • Sluggo, they are a boring team because their main tactic is to use the bomb.

      • What a disgraceful racist comment .

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