Lebanon Rugby League Federation appoint new CEO

Nayef Abi Said has been appointed as the the new Lebanese Rugby League Federation CEO.  After a three-month recruitment process, the 39-year-old becomes the organisation’s second chief executive, taking over from the long-serving previous incumbent, Remond Safi, who will now focus on his regional role with the RLEF. Abi Said has an exemplary pedigree, having played for the Lebanese American…

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RLWC2021 teams up with Deloitte

RLWC2021 has made Deloitte its Official Professional Services Partner. The two organisations will spend the next two years collaborating to help create and implement the World Cup’s digital strategy. RLWC2021 Chief Executive, Jon Dutton, said: “For this tournament to be a success, we have to offer a unique experience and engage with both core fans and a new group of…

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Kevin Sinfield confirms players like Coote, Austin and Hastings will be considered for Great Britain

Kevin Sinfield has admitted that players from Australia and New Zealand who qualify to play for Great Britain, via their family heritage, will be considered for selection for this autumn’s tour of the southern hemisphere. The likes of Lachlan Coote and Jackson Hastings have confirmed this season that they’d like to be in the mix, if they were playing well…

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Lebanon appoint Rick Stone as Head Coach for their 2019 international fixtures

The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has named its staff for their 2019 international fixtures. Former Newcastle Knights and Huddersfield Giants boss, Rick Stone has been appointed Head Coach. He will be assisted by former national team player, George Ndaira, and Lebanon’s U20s and U18s coaches, Michael Habib and Tony Sakr.   Sam Ayache has been appointed Operations Manager. “After a fantastic achievement…

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Huddersfield showing of the PNG Orchids film facing cancellation

Scheduled for screening at Huddersfield ODEON on Tuesday May 21st, the accaimed film Power Meri is facing cancellation due to inadequate ticket sales. It features the PNG Orchids, and how their stand for the right to play Rugby League is helping to progress equality for women, in general, in a country where they still have little or no say outside…

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