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29 Oct: RLWC2017 (Group A): France v Lebanon - Match Thread

Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • France by 13 points or more
      6
    • France by 7 to 12 points
      14
    • France by 1 to 6 points
      6
    • Draw
      1
    • Lebanon by 1 to 6 points
      6
    • Lebanon by 7 to 12 points
      9
    • Lebanon by 13 points or more
      5


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France can win this game. They looked good with ball in hand against Jamaica. Bousquet and Maria need to have massive games up the middle and Fages/Bartau need to click.

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I think Lebanon will be sufficiently motivated to bring this one home. While I would love to see France light up the world cup, they just always seem to under perform away from home...

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21 man squads:

France 
1 Mark Kheirallah 
2 Fouad Yaha 
3 Bastien Ader 
4 Damien Cardace 
5 Ilias Bergal 
6 Theo Fages (c) 
7 William Barthau 
8 Antoni Maria 
9 Eloi Pelissier 
10 Julian Bousquet 
11 Benjamin Garcia 
12 Benjamin Jullien 
13 Jason Baitieri 
14 Clement Boyer 
15 Nabil Djalout 
16 Thibault Margalet 
17 Lucas Albert 

18 John Boudebza 
19 Olivier Arnoud 
20 Mickael Rouch 
21 Romain Navarrete 
  
Lebanon 
1 Anthony Layoun 
2 Travis Robinson 
3 James Elias 
4 Jason Wehbe 
5 Abbas Miski 
6 Mitchell Moses 
7 Robbie Farah (c) 
8 Tim Mannah 
9 Michael Lichaa 
10 Alex Twal 
11 Chris Saab 
12 Ahmad Ellaz 
13 Nick Kassis 
14 Mitchell Mamary 
15 Elias Sukkar 
16 Jaleel Seve-Derbas 
17 Andrew Kazzi 

18 Adam Doueihi 
19 Bilal Maarbani 
20 Jamie Clark 
21 Danny Barakat 

 

France have been cut down a bit by injuries so will need a big performance from their pack, outside backs may struggle too, a lot will hinge on Fages' performance too. Eyes on Robbie Farah at halfback for Lebanon but I reckon its Mitchell Moses who'll be key for them. Looking forward to a close one here.

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I see a close one here and a real interesting watch . Obviously Moses Farah Lichaa are key and could well be the difference . Big game this for qualifying 

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A team ranked 6th v a team ranked 21st, should be a walk in the Park.

I am going for the underdog.

Come on Lebanon!!!!!!! :D:D

 

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55 minutes ago, Allora said:

A team ranked 6th v a team ranked 21st, should be a walk in the Park.

I am going for the underdog.

Come on Lebanon!!!!!!! :D:D

 

Going by that logic you should support Tonga the underdog against Scotland the top 4

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6 minutes ago, Hvy wg said:

Going by that logic you should support Tonga the underdog against Scotland the top 4

You are correct.

My money is all of the Southern Hemisphere Teams.

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16 minutes ago, Hvy wg said:

Lebanon. Dude. 

And Lebanon and Italy.

 

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Just now, Hvy wg said:

Basically everyone but UK and France.

No, I support the teams with Australian Heritage players in them.

I have no time at all for France for many reasons, they should be like New Zealand instead they are like Malta.

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Just now, Allora said:

No, I support the teams with Australian Heritage players in them.

I have no time at all for France for many reasons, they should be like New Zealand instead they are like Malta.

So no PNG? Color me disappointed, son.

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Just now, Hvy wg said:

So no PNG? Color me disappointed, son.

They fall into the Southern Hemisphere category I believe.

You can follow who you wish froggy, each to their own, its Sport.

bonne chance!

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