23 Oct 2022
Lebanon 32-14 Ireland: Match in Pictures
The best of the action as Lebanon revitalised their quarter-final hopes
By Milly McEvoy at Leigh Sports Village
Lebanon’s half-back pairing were on fire as the Cedars defeated Ireland 32-14 for their first win of the Rugby League World Cup 2021.
World Cup debutant Khaled Rajab set up Reece Robinson for the opening score before captain Mitchell Moses turned provider for Jacob Kiraz.
Brad Morkos extended the Cedars’ lead before two tries from Louis Senior either side of half-time gave Ireland slim hope.
Elie El-Zakhem and Abbas Miski made sure of Lebanon’s second-ever win at a World Cup and ensured the Group C battle for the quarter-finals would go down to the final round.
Here's a look at the best snaps from Leigh Sports Village...
Jacob Kiraz collides with Richie Myler in a bruising exchange (Getty Images for Rugby League World Cup)
Elie El-Zakham crosses for Lebanon's fourth try (Getty Images for Rugby League World Cup)
Mitchell Moses pulls the strings en route to being named Cazoo Player of the Match (Getty Images for Rugby League World Cup)
Abbas Miski fist pumps after scoring his side's fifth try (Getty Images for Rugby League World Cup)
Ed Chamberlain dives over for a late consolation try (Getty Images for Rugby League World Cup)
The Rugby League World Cup promises to be the biggest, best and most inclusive event in the sport’s 127-year history with men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams competing in 61 games across 21 venues throughout England. Tickets are available via rlwc2021.com/tickets