venue: Municipal Stadium, Beirut
22nd October 2003
Full Match Report
MEDITERRANEAN CUP - MATCH 4
Lebanon continued their scoring spree in the rugby league Mediterranean Cup, registering a huge victory against Morocco in Beirut’s Municipal Stadium. Lebanon used their game against Morocco to field inspirational fullback Hazem El Masri for the first time in the competition. The man who is known as ‘El Magic’ in Australia displayed his dazzling array of attacking and kicking skills in the Bartercard Cedars’ 60-0 whitewash of a never-say-die Morocco XIII.
El Masri scored three tries and kicked a perfect 10 goals from 10 attempts to send a warning to France ahead of Saturday’s tournament decider in Tripoli. Lebanon and France play in the International Stadium at 4.30pm while Morocco plays Serbia two hours earlier.
H. El Masri, W. El Masri, Abou Nader, Salem, Chahal, S. El Masri, Nohra, Semrani, C. Farah, Azzi, Saab, Touma. Subs: Younan, Letayf, Halabi, Taha