Lebanon national rugby union team

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Lebanon
Union Lebanese Rugby Union Federation
Nickname(s) The Phoenix
Coach(es) Steve Wigglesworth
Captain(s) Karim Jammal
Team kit
First international
 Lebanon 27 - 8 Jordan 
(14 May 2010)
Largest win
 Lebanon 73-3 jordan
Largest defeat
 Lebanon 0 - 67  Qatar
(27 April 2012)

The Lebanese National Rugby Union team the "Phoenix" represent Lebanon in international rugby union. They have yet to make their debut at the Rugby World Cup. Lebanon played their first test match against Jordan on 14 May 2010 in Dubai[1] The Phoenix currently compete in the Asian Rugby Football Union's, Asian Five Nations Tournament in Division Three West.

On 19 June 2014 the Phoenix defeated Pakistan in the semi-final of the Asian Rugby Football Union's, Asian Five Nation Division 3 West tournament in Lahore, Pakistan, 17 - 3 to book a place in the final to be played on Sunday 22 June 2014 against Uzbekistan in Lahore. Lebanon defeated Uzbekistan 20 - 19 to win the tournament

On 14 April 2015 Lebanon hosted the 2015 Asian Rugby Championship division 3 West tournament in Jounieh. They defeated Jordan in the first round 71 - 3 and won against Iran 27 -8 to secure their third consecutive Asian title.

The Current Phoenix First XV

Player Position
1. Tariq Adib Al Khaldi Prop
2. Mohammed Turk Hooker
3. Rony Adel Bachour Prop
4. Mounir Ramzi Finan Second Row
5. Raymond Ramzi Finan Second Row
6. Rudy Hachache Flanker
7. Francois Fournier Flanker
8. Joseph Boutros Touma Lock
9. Georges Antoine Cassab Scrumhalf
10. Ben Aboud Fly-half
12. Karim Abdullah Jammal (c) Center
13. Raymond Antoine Asfour Center
11. Jean Hana Rmeily Wing
14. Anthony Libnan Menessa Wing
15. Thomas Iskander Saliba Fullback
16. Fadi Barakat Diab Prop
17. Ibrahim Ballout Hooker
18. Fredrick Maklouf Utility
19. Martin Wehbe Winger
20. Firas El Chami Utility
21. Kahil Bejjani Flanker
22. Youssef Bakhache Utility

Record

Against Played Won Lost Drawn Win percentage
 Jordan 2 2 0 0 100%
 Iran 2 2 0 0 100%
 Uzbekistan 2 2 0 0 100%
 Pakistan 2 2 0 0 100%
 Qatar 2 0 2 0 0%
Total 7 5 2 0 71.43%

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