Our Lebanese National Rugby team was unable to qualify for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup after a 19-19 draw with the Italian team. This is the second time in a row they miss out on points difference. Talk about bad luck!

Lebanon’s heart-breaking 19-all draw with Italy reflects just how close the Cedars were to the Azzurri throughout the tournament, and not reaching the World Cup is a bitter blow for a country whose growing domestic rugby league scene offers massive potential.

The Cedars also missed out on qualification for the 2008 World Cup on points difference, and Saturday’s result saw tears of despair among the long-serving Lebanon players who have failed to reach the last two tournaments. [Full Article]