Lebanon Join Fiji In International Boycott

It appears all is not well in the world of international Rugby League, 2017's surprise semi-finalists, Fiji, pulled out of future internationals as questions were raised as to the whereabouts of the prize money and match payments had gone.

Lebanon's core playing group has now joined Fiji in a refusal to take part in further international fixtures, in a letter to Remond Safi, the players have informed the Lebanese board that they will not make themselves available for selection until changes have been made at the top.

This entails every player who played for the Cedars in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, meaning Lebanon has now lost all of it's heritage NRL stars, the likes of; Robbie Farah, Mitchell Moses and many more.
The players union and most notably Coach Brad Fittler stating the reasons were "the board not working in the best interests of the game." "no money" and "there were definitely gripes from the staff about fund raising and where the money was going."

In a counter statement, The Lebanese board stated that "90% of all prize money went to the players and staff" and that the original proposal put to Fittler was agreed upon and deemed "more than fair"

More to follow



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