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Fittler coaches Lebanon at RL World Cup

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 9/06/2017

Former Kangaroo captain and NRL great Brad Fittler will coach Lebanon at this year's Rugby League World Cup in Australia.

The two-time World Cup winner will take charge of the Cedars for the 2017 tournament, effective immediately.

Fittler has coached at representative and NRL level, having overseen the City Origin side as well as the Sydney Roosters from 2007-09.

"The opportunity to guide a developing nation to this year's Rugby League World Cup was one that I'm eager to take up. I also look forward to going to Lebanon to provide knowledge to assist them further develop their well-established local championships," Fittler said.

"Lebanon's draw is the toughest possible - France, England and Australia (Pool A) have over 300 years of history, against Lebanon's 15. However, I know the Lebanese are clever, hardworking, courageous and industrious, and will no doubt be up to any challenges, as they have proven in rebuilding their nation."

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