Rugby

Lebanon one step closer to qualifying for Rugby World Cup

BEIRUT: Lebanon beat Russia 32-0 over the weekend, boosting the Cedars team’s chances of qualifying for the 2013 Rugby World Cup.

The Cedars team, who were at a distinct disadvantage because of lack of training facilities and unfamiliar windy and freezing weather in the town of Veraya, Russia, still managed Saturday to pull off a crushing defeat of the Bears, their Russian counterparts.

“It’s a win, but a lot of factors affected our performance,” the NRL website quoted Lebanese coach David Baysarri as saying, who emphasized that he was just satisfied to come away with a victory.

“We had to endure freezing conditions, which we weren’t used to,” he added.

The freezing weather was hardly the only challenge Lebanon’s rugby team has had to contend with lately.

Indeed, if the Cedars’ performance in their first two games of the World Cup qualifying matches are any indication then the team appears to have all the talent and determination it needs to go all the way.

Last week, the Cedars kicked off their Rugby League World Cup qualifying campaign with a stellar victory against Serbia at Tripoli’s Olympic Stadium, coming away with a 96-4 win against Serbia.

 

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