Everything you need to know – Jamaica v Lebanon
World Cup debutants Jamaica are still seeking their first win at a Rugby League World Cup. Full-back Ben Jones-Bishop scored their first-ever try in a Rugby League World Cup in last week’s defeat to New Zealand.
Meanwhile, a win for Lebanon would seal their place in the quarter-finals having beaten Ireland in Leigh last weekend.
Jamaica don’t have much chance of making it out of the groups, but they’ll be eager to get their first win on the board.
Lebanon fell short to New Zealand in their opening game of the World Cup but were impressive in their victory over Ireland.
- Jamaica v Lebanon
- Date: Sunday, October 30
- Kick-off time: 12pm
- Venue: Leigh Sports Village
- Group C
Jamaica v Lebanon team news
Jamaica 19-man squad: 1. Ben Jones-Bishop, 2. Mo Agoro, 3. Joe Brown, 6 James Woodburn-Hall, 7. Kieran Rush, 8. Khamisi McKain, 9. Jy-Mel Coleman, 10. Michael Lawrence, 11. AJ Wallace, 12. Joel Farrell, 13. Ashton Golding, 15. Jordan Andrade, 16. Keenen Tomlinson, 17. Aaron Jones-Bishop, 18. Abevia McDonald, 20. Greg Johnson, 22. Chevaughn Bailey.
Lebanon 19-man squad: 2. Josh Mansour, 3. Bilal Maarbani, 4. Brad Morkos, 5. Abbas Miski, 6. Adam Doueihi, 7. Mitchell Moses, 9. Michael Tannous, 10. Hanna El-Nachar, 11. Elie El-Zakhem, 12. Charbel Tasipale, 13. James Roumanos, 14. Anthony Layoun, 15. Andrew Kazzi, 16. Reece Robinson, 17. Jalal Bazzaz, 18. Khaled Rajeb, 20. Jaxson Rahme, 22. Tony Maroun.
What the two camps are saying
Speaking after last week’s loss to New Zealand, Jamaica skipper Ashton Golding said: “Going into the game it was all about us. What we can do on the field and what we can do off the field. Hopefully we can capture people’s imaginations, from one to 17 I’m so proud of the boys. There were 17 leaders out there.”
Lebanon captain Mitchell Moses said: “We’ve got Jamaica in a big game. They tried their guts out against New Zealand and they are going to come out fired up and ready to spoil everything for us, so we need to weather the storm. Our full focus is on Jamaica.”
How can I watch the game on TV?
12pm | BBC Red Button TV | BBC iPlayer
Every game across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair World Cup tournaments is being broadcast by the BBC.
Odds and predictions
Lebanon are heavy favourites to come away with the win in this one, according to Planet Sport Bet.
If you fancy backing an outsider, then Jamaica are 33/1 to cause an upset.
With Lebanon needing a win to reach the quarter-finals, I reckon their side will be up for it and I can only see one outcome in this one.