Cleary coaching Lebanon

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  1. adamkungl

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    You would think Lebanon will finish the comp winless - but France have a tendency to disappoint. And if NZ get a single injury they might flop back to Scotland level...
     
  2. New Division

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    Samoa, Tonga and Fiji will have all Australian based players in their team too. I don't see anyone having a go at them.
     
  3. New Division

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    Also Mitchell Moses and Michael Lichaa. There are also plenty playing reserve grade which isn't much of a lower standard than super league.
     
  4. Force

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    I agree, asking teams like Lebanon to field domestic players against the might of Australia or New Zealand isnt the best idea. Its like telling Australia to field domestic players from the local Perth comp and expecting them to be up to standard with the professional players. I have no problem with heritage players/teams when it comes to the proper World Cup cos I'd much rather see more competitive teams and scorelines than Cricket scores. In saying that, I would prefer for the domestic quota to be enforced at an Emerging Nations or Development World Cup in fear of heritage teams putting Cricket scores on developing teams.
     
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  5. hutch

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    I agree with this, we don't want cricket scores. At the very minimum though, it would be great if squads had at least 1 or 2 domestic players.

    More importantly though, each squad should have representation from the actual county itself off the field. What makes a 100% Aussie Italian team worse is nobody from Italy in the admin, coaching staff, rehab, marketing etc.
     
  6. ouwet

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    Lebanon will lift for the games with the support they'll get... France are no chance, Lebanon will do them by 20+

    Lebanon will have more supporters against Australia in Sydney!

    Mitchell Moses, Robbie Farah, Tim Mannah, Michael Lichaa along with a flood of NSW Cup standard players (Which is better then most Super League clubs) will be enough.
     
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  7. adamkungl

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    lol
     
  8. roughyedspud

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    The team that's bottom of super league battered brisbane...
     
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  9. PaulyTom

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    Frenchman Theo fages has the lebanese team covered
     
  10. Jim from Oz

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    Whoever wins that Lebanon v France match will pretty much automatically qualify for RLWC 2021 … that should add some extra spice!
     
  11. thorson1987

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    Good thing they don't play New Zealand I guess.
     
  12. PaulyTom

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    Will Cleary coach west tigers and Lebanon ? Or ditch Lebanon?
     
  13. adamkungl

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    Really hope France have a dig this time round. I reckon they'd be embarrassed to get done by Lebanon and not at least have a respectable game against Aus and England
     
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    Considering he only signed 2 months ago, I think he'll stay on. It's not a big job to coach an international country like Lebanon. I reckon anyone can do it.
     
  15. davi

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    Ivan Cleary has quit the job, and won't be coaching Lebanon at the World Cup. I assume he feels he has too much on his plate at the moment in trying to turn around the Tigers.
     
  16. adamkungl

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    Long odds for the Cedars to win a game now.

    Any likely coaching candidates?
     
  17. paulmac

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    Probably Darren Maroon.Has played at the top level for the Cedars & is currently coaching Auburn.
     
  18. thorson1987

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    Wobbie captain-coach.
     

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