Immortals claim Lebanese Grand Final win

Immortals have claimed the Lebanese championship by defeating rival club Wolves in the Grand Final over the weekend.

Immortals president Nayef Abisaid was delighted and honoured that his team had collected some silverware.

“This s a massive honour for our club,” he said.

“And the reward for all our hard work in trying circumstances. That the league reached such a fine conclusion is also a tribute to the work of all connected with the LRLF.

“It was a good game, we struggled in the first half but managed show our best in the second. We give the Wolves great credit for their fighting spirit.”

Wolves captain, stand off Laurent Zalloum was proud of his team’s efforts in defeat.

“That was one of the best games we’ve ever played as a team,” he said.

“We’re proud of what we accomplished, but obviously still gutted to let the LRL Championship slip from our hands after a great first half.  We’re ever more passionate for the challenges that await in the 2016 season.”

The trophy was presented to Immortals skipper Robin Hachache by Australian Ambassador Glenn Miles, who reiterated the support of the Australian Embassy for rugby league in Lebanon.

“It was great to see a hard fought Grand Final between two very skilled teams,” he said.

“The game showcased all the best attributes of rugby league and produced a great atmosphere. The Australian Embassy is proud to be a supporter of the game in Lebanon.”

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