Exciting young Manly Warringah Sea Eagles winger Bilal Maarbani has tonight been named in the Lebanon squad for the Rugby League World Cup.
The 19-year-old has been rewarded for a superb season for the Sea Eagles in the Holden Cup competition, culminating in Maarbani starring on the wing in Manly’s Grand Final victory over Parramatta.
Maarbani scored seven tries in 14 matches for the Sea Eagles, including two doubles against the Melbourne Storm and the Wests Tigers.
He also kicked 13 goals when used as a part-time kicker.
Maarbani made 123 runs (average 8.8 per match) for 1061 metres (average 75.8 per game).
Lebanon’s World Cup matches
Sunday, October 29: vs France, Canberra Stadium
Saturday, November 4: vs England, Sydney Football Stadium
Saturday, November 11: vs Australia, Sydney Football Stadium
Lebanon Cedars’ RLWC 2017 squad:
Robbie Farah (Captain – South Sydney)
Mitchell Moses (Vice Captain – Parramatta Eels)
Danny Barakat (Wentworthville)
Jamie Clark (Auburn Warriors)
Adam Doueihi (South Sydney)
James Elias (West Newcastle)
Ahmad Ellaz (Auburn Warriors)
Nick Kassis (Blacktown Workers)
Andrew Kazzi (Wests Tigers)
Anthony Layoun (Parramatta Eels)
Michael Lichaa (Bulldogs)
Mitchell Mamary (Wentworthville)
Bilal Maarbani (Manly Sea Eagles)
Abbas Miski (North Sydney)
Tim Mannah (Parramatta Eels)
Ray Moujalli (Bulldogs)
Reece Robinson (unattached)
Travis Robinson (Newtown)
Chris Saab (Blacktown Workers)
Raymond Sabat (Lycans FC)
Jaleel Seve-Derbas (Wests Tigers)
Elias Sukkar (Wentworthville)
Alex Twal (Wests Tigers)
Jason Wehbe (unattached)