ORIGIN/INTERNATIONALS

Since we're coming into Origin season, we might like to think about how it's going to affect our playing roster and recovery time. Here is the schedule, and how it will impact us.

IMPACTROUNDDATEOPPONENT
InternationalsSaturday, June 25
Origin 2Sunday, June 26
Week to recover16Saturday, July 2Cowboys
Missing players17Sunday, July 10Dragons
Origin 3Wednesday, July 13
Backing up: 3 days18Saturday, July 16Titans

We have 2 remaining games to be affected by representative matches:

Dragons in Round 17 - players away at Origin
Titans in Round 18 - players resting or backing up

Three internationals will be played on Saturday, June 25. That's a week before the Cowboys match so recovery and availability shouldn't be an issue. The matches are:

NZ vs Tonga
Samoa vs Cook Islands
PNG vs Fiji

ORIGIN 2: NSW
Payne Haas

ORIGIN 2: QLD
Kurt Capewell
Selwyn Cobbo
Pat Carrigan
Tom Flegler (reserve)
Corey Oates (reserve)

NEW ZEALAND
Jordan Riki (replacement)
Te Maire Martin (reserve)

TONGA
Kotoni Staggs

PNG
David Mead (captain)

SAMOA
Keenan Palasia

COOK ISLANDS
Xavier Willison
Brendan Piakura
 
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Pretty good crowd for a Lebanese vs Malta game.

I know there's a lot of Lebanese people in Sydney, but you don't see them rock up for Bulldogs games.
Because they only play at Belmore once a year lol, it's a small ground but it's in the heart of the areas all the die hards live, no one in Sydney wants to go to that empty cauldron in Homebush, with flat stands so you can't even see what is happening.
 
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The game is 4-0 and the score isn't even updated, the amount of ***** given for the game is zero.

While Malta is a weak side, Lebanon at full strength is at a pacific island level it's pretty disappointing there is no effort what so ever to promote international games apart from the bigger ones.
Yep piss poor.

Promote the international game FFS. You get a lot of casual fans who don't care about the NRL but will turn up for internationals, it's the best chance to tap into new markets.

I love the IRL games, Lebanon would be a good team if they had funding.

My only want for IRL is some kind of funding pool for the NRL so the tier 2 teams don't have to scrap to afford jerseys.
 
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Yep piss poor.

Promote the international game FFS. You get a lot of casual fans who don't care about the NRL but will turn up for internationals, it's the best chance to tap into new markets.

I love the IRL games, Lebanon would be a good team if they had funding.

My only want for IRL is some kind of funding pool for the NRL so the tier 2 teams don't have to scrap to afford jerseys.
The funding for the lebanese team has increased in the last few years the government over there helped fund a competition with the all the universities so they can have atleast a half decent level of players to play when they play the qualifiers in europe, but the Australian contingent here is basically all NSW cup level.
 
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Good try. Not a bad game so far. Fairly evenly matched.
 
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No.6 for Lebanon is a decent player. Spot on kick for a try assist there. Wish there was a fucking team list so I could see who they play for.
 
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No.6 for Lebanon is a decent player. Spot on kick for a try assist there. Wish there was a fucking team list so I could see who they play for.
All I could find is this without the numbers:

Lebanon squad

Bilal Maarbani, Adam Rizk (Blacktown Workers), Allan Lockwood (Burleigh Bears), Danny Ghantos (Canterbury Bulldogs), Daniel Arahu (Glebe), Donavon Boney (Manly), Khalil Rahme (Mount Pritichard), Kayne Kalache (Newtown Jets), Elie El Zakham, Jabriel Kalache (Parramatta Eels), Hanna El Nachar (Penrith Panthers), Reece Robinson (Queanbeyan Roos), Christian Yassmin (Randwick), Jacob Karam. Josh Rizk (South Sydney), Travis Robinson (unattached), Nick Kassis, Josh Maree (Wentworthville), Michael Tannous (Wests Tigers).

Malta squad

Jarrod Sammut (Barrow Raiders), Zarrin Galea (Brighton Roosters), Nathan Benson (Carlton Devils Mackay), Jed Hardy (Gymea Gorillas), Joel Bradford (Hills Bulls), Jono Dallas (Jamberoo), Hayden Pace (Mackay Cutters), Jake Zammit (Newcastle Knights), Tyler Cassel (North Sydney Bears), Nathan Falzon (Nowra Bomaderry), Josh Vella (Ryde Eastwood Hawks), Aaron Grech (Shellharbour Sharks), Tallis Duncan (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Kyal Greene (The Oaks Tigers), Adam Campbell (Thirlmere Roosters), Anthony Bucca (Victorian Thunderbolts), Kyle Cassel (Wentworthville Magpies), Zachary Vella (Western Suburbs Magpies), Connor McDermott (Wests Tigers Mackay).

 
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All I could find is this without the numbers:

Lebanon squad

Bilal Maarbani, Adam Rizk (Blacktown Workers), Allan Lockwood (Burleigh Bears), Danny Ghantos (Canterbury Bulldogs), Daniel Arahu (Glebe), Donavon Boney (Manly), Khalil Rahme (Mount Pritichard), Kayne Kalache (Newtown Jets), Elie El Zakham, Jabriel Kalache (Parramatta Eels), Hanna El Nachar (Penrith Panthers), Reece Robinson (Queanbeyan Roos), Christian Yassmin (Randwick), Jacob Karam. Josh Rizk (South Sydney), Travis Robinson (unattached), Nick Kassis, Josh Maree (Wentworthville), Michael Tannous (Wests Tigers).

Malta squad

Jarrod Sammut (Barrow Raiders), Zarrin Galea (Brighton Roosters), Nathan Benson (Carlton Devils Mackay), Jed Hardy (Gymea Gorillas), Joel Bradford (Hills Bulls), Jono Dallas (Jamberoo), Hayden Pace (Mackay Cutters), Jake Zammit (Newcastle Knights), Tyler Cassel (North Sydney Bears), Nathan Falzon (Nowra Bomaderry), Josh Vella (Ryde Eastwood Hawks), Aaron Grech (Shellharbour Sharks), Tallis Duncan (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Kyal Greene (The Oaks Tigers), Adam Campbell (Thirlmere Roosters), Anthony Bucca (Victorian Thunderbolts), Kyle Cassel (Wentworthville Magpies), Zachary Vella (Western Suburbs Magpies), Connor McDermott (Wests Tigers Mackay).

Legend.
 
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Yassmin the try scorer just then, doesn't even play league, he plays for Randwick in the Sydney Union comp lol.
 
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**** yeah 100m intercept try to end the half! Loving this.
 
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No.6 for Lebanon is a decent player. Spot on kick for a try assist there. Wish there was a fucking team list so I could see who they play for.

This is the closest thing to a team list that's been posted.

LEBANON SQUAD
Bilal Maarbani, Adam Rizk (Blacktown Workers), Allan Lockwood (Burleigh Bears), Danny Ghantos (Canterbury Bulldogs), Daniel Arahu (Glebe), Donavon Boney (Manly), Khalil Rahme (Mount Pritichard), Kayne Kalache (Newtown Jets), Elie El Zakham, Jabriel Kalache (Parramatta Eels), Hanna El Nachar (Penrith Panthers), Reece Robinson (Queanbeyan Roos), Christian Yassmin (Randwick), Jacob Karam. Josh Rizk (South Sydney), Travis Robinson (unattached), Nick Kassis, Josh Maree (Wentworthville), Michael Tannous (Wests Tigers)


MALTA SQUAD
Jarrod Sammut (Barrow Raiders), Zarrin Galea (Brighton Roosters), Nathan Benson (Carlton Devils Mackay), Jed Hardy (Gymea Gorillas), Joel Bradford (Hills Bulls), Jono Dallas (Jamberoo), Hayden Pace (Mackay Cutters), Jake Zammit (Newcastle Knights), Tyler Cassel (North Sydney Bears), Nathan Falzon (Nowra Bomaderry), Josh Vella (Ryde Eastwood Hawks), Aaron Grech (Shellharbour Sharks), Tallis Duncan (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Kyal Greene (The Oaks Tigers), Adam Campbell (Thirlmere Roosters), Anthony Bucca (Victorian Thunderbolts), Kyle Cassel (Wentworthville Magpies), Zachary Vella (Western Suburbs Magpies), Connor McDermott (Wests Tigers Mackay)
 
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Actually, I just found this @Kimlo

Lebanon vs Malta​

When: Wednesday, June 22, 7:30pm (AEST)
Where: Belmore Sports Ground, Belmore
How to watch: Kayo Sports

Lebanon

1. Josh Rizk (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
2. Reece Robinson (Queanbeyan Roos)
3. Bilal Maarbani (Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles)
4. Allan Lockwood (Burleigh Bears)
5. Christian Yassmin (Randwick rugby)
6. Jabriel Kalache (Parramatta Eels)
7. Adam Rizk (Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles)
8. Khalil Rahme (Mount Pritichard)
9. Michael Tannous (Wests Tigers)
10. Hanna El Nachar (Penrith Panthers)
11. Josh Maree (Wentworthville Magpies)
12. Elie El Zakham (unattached)
13. Kayne Kalache (Newtown Jets) (c)

Interchange

14. Daniel Arahu (Glebe Reds)
15. Nick Kassis (unattached)
16. Jacob Karam (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
17. Danny Ghantos (Canterbury Bulldogs)

Malta

1. Zarrin Galea (Brighton Roosters)
2. Nathan Benson (Carlton Devils Mackay)
3. Nathan Falzon (Nowra Bomaderry)
4. Hayden Pace (Mackay Cutters)
5. Connor McDermott (Wests Tigers Mackay)
6. Joel Bradford (Hills Bulls)
7. Jarrod Sammut (Barrow Raiders)
8. Tyler Cassel (North Sydney Bears) (c)
9. Aaron Grech (Shellharbour Sharks)
10. Kyal Greene (The Oaks Tigers)
11. Jake Zammit (Newcastle Knights)
12. Kyle Cassel (Wentworthville Magpies)
13. Tallis Duncan (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Interchange

14. Josh Vella (Ryde Eastwood Hawks)
15. Adam Campbell (Thirlmere Roosters)
16. Zachary Vella (Western Suburbs Magpies)
17. Anthony Bucca (Victorian Thunderbolts)

18th man

18. Jed Hardy (Gymea Gorillas)
 
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Actually, I just found this @Kimlo

Lebanon vs Malta​

When: Wednesday, June 22, 7:30pm (AEST)
Where: Belmore Sports Ground, Belmore
How to watch: Kayo Sports

Lebanon

1. Josh Rizk (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
2. Reece Robinson (Queanbeyan Roos)
3. Bilal Maarbani (Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles)
4. Allan Lockwood (Burleigh Bears)
5. Christian Yassmin (Randwick rugby)
6. Jabriel Kalache (Parramatta Eels)
7. Adam Rizk (Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles)
8. Khalil Rahme (Mount Pritichard)
9. Michael Tannous (Wests Tigers)
10. Hanna El Nachar (Penrith Panthers)
11. Josh Maree (Wentworthville Magpies)
12. Elie El Zakham (unattached)
13. Kayne Kalache (Newtown Jets) (c)

Interchange

14. Daniel Arahu (Glebe Reds)
15. Nick Kassis (unattached)
16. Jacob Karam (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
17. Danny Ghantos (Canterbury Bulldogs)

Malta

1. Zarrin Galea (Brighton Roosters)
2. Nathan Benson (Carlton Devils Mackay)
3. Nathan Falzon (Nowra Bomaderry)
4. Hayden Pace (Mackay Cutters)
5. Connor McDermott (Wests Tigers Mackay)
6. Joel Bradford (Hills Bulls)
7. Jarrod Sammut (Barrow Raiders)
8. Tyler Cassel (North Sydney Bears) (c)
9. Aaron Grech (Shellharbour Sharks)
10. Kyal Greene (The Oaks Tigers)
11. Jake Zammit (Newcastle Knights)
12. Kyle Cassel (Wentworthville Magpies)
13. Tallis Duncan (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

Interchange

14. Josh Vella (Ryde Eastwood Hawks)
15. Adam Campbell (Thirlmere Roosters)
16. Zachary Vella (Western Suburbs Magpies)
17. Anthony Bucca (Victorian Thunderbolts)

18th man

18. Jed Hardy (Gymea Gorillas)
Malta's side is better quality then I thought, atleast a handful of 2nd tier level players.

Because the game isn't properly televised I assume the NRL players that could play this game for both sides are not allowed by their club teams, otherwise we surely would of seen atleast one play.
 
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That was a good try.

Lebanon would probably take off now, they have alot more higher level players so would be fitter.
 
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Malta's side is better quality then I thought, atleast a handful of 2nd tier level players.

Because the game isn't properly televised I assume the NRL players that could play this game for both sides are not allowed by their club teams, otherwise we surely would of seen atleast one play.
Lebanon are treating it as a selection trial for the world cup, no point selecting the guys who are shoe ins, instead they're giving a chance to more new faces to see who will make the top 17 end of the year.

Lebanon will in control, could be flood gates soon.
 
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Lebanon play Jamaica, Ireland and NZ in their group for the WC.

They are a pretty good chance of making it to the knockout stage.
 
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How are my Maltese boys doing?
 

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