So, Alex Twal & Mitch Moses weren’t picked…anyone now the story as to why?
And, why do they have to cover their logo?? Seems stupid to me…very stupid
As I understand it they both made themselves unavailable. Whether pressure came from the clubs isn’t clear.
The logo covering concerns a dispute with the governing body in Lebanon specifically relating to the domestic competition which apparently isn’t running at the moment.
Hopefully some of the young fellas really put in good performances and push for NRL selection.
The world cup team was essentially some up and comers and unknowns who all really had a dig.
Wish mansour, twal and Moses were playing tho.
Fiji team is solid.
NRL stars among 17 Lebanon players charged amid ugly feud
July 1, 2019 1:21pm
Source: FOX SPORTS
Tim Mannah and Robbie Farah represented Lebanon against Fiji last week.
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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.”