Mannah named in Lebanon side to face Fiji

Parramatta Eels forward Tim Mannah has been named in the Lebanon side to face Fiji on Saturday 22 June in the 2019 Ox & Palm Pacific Test Invitational at Leichhardt Oval.

Mannah is the lone Blue & Gold representative in the 22 man squad, that also features NRL players Robbie Farah, Josh Mansour, Abbas Miski and Michael Lichaa.

The Lebanon v Fiji clash is part of a triple header at Leichhardt Oval with the inaugural women’s match between the Papua New Guinea Orchids and Fiji Bulikula along with the Samoa v Papua New Guinea clash on the same day.

The women’s match will be broadcast live across NRL digital platforms plus Kayo Sports and the two men’s matches will be broadcast nationally across the Nine Network, Fox Sports and NRL Live Pass, as well as Sky NZ in New Zealand.


Pacific Test Invitational 
3:30pm                Gates Open
3:40pm                Fiji v Papua New Guinea (Women’s)
5:40pm                Fiji v Lebanon
7:55pm                Samoa v Papua New Guinea

Lebanon squad (in alphabetical order)

  1. Jalal Bazzaz (St George Illawarra)
    2. Toufic El Hajj (American University of Beirut)
    3. Ahmad Ellaz (Cabramatta)
    4. Elie El-Zakhem (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
    5. Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers) 
    6. Amer Ghazzaoui (Sydney Roosters)
    7. Kayne Kalache (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
    8. Nick Kassis (Wentworthville)
    9. Jacob Kiraz (North Queensland Cowboys)
    10. Anthony Layoun (Mounties)
    11. Michael Lichaa (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
    12. Allan Lockwood (Burleigh Bears)
    13. Bilal Maarbani (Wests Tigers)
    14. Tim Mannah (Parramatta Eels)
    15. Josh Mansour (Penrith Panthers)
    16. Abbas Miskie (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
    17. Reece Robinson (Queanbeyan)**
    18. James Roumanos (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
    19. Ali Saad (North Sydney Bears)
    20. Khaled Tamer

Tickets to the representative weekend’s most colourful and culturally diverse event are on sale now via nrl.com/tickets and available for as little as $10 for an adult and $5 for kids.