Lebanese Rugby League has been slowly growing ever since its inauguration back in 1998. From an idea inspired by Lebanese Australians in New South Wales, Australia, the game has grown so much in the Asian country that Lebanon now has its own league competition with rugby league thriving in schools and universities. Amazingly, the Cedars – a nickname named after the Lebanese Cedar tree which is also on the nation’s flag – qualified for the 2000 World Cup after beating the USA, though failed to get out of the group stages.
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The Lebanese presence in Australia is indicated not only by the Lebanese-born but also by their descendants. The Lebanese-born population of Australia stood at 70,325 persons in the 1996 census. Of these, 52.5 per cent were males and 47.5 per … read more
It was 2006 and Mazen Hajjar, a former investment banker and airline CEO, was fed up with being disappointed by the beer available in Lebanon. He decided he had two options. “I either had to give up drinking beer or … read more
Military events, units, places, books and people at the Australian War Memorial, about Lebanon. Source: Search | Australian War Memorial read more