The Lebanon Rugby League 2021 Grand Final, the ‘Battle of the Wolves’ that had to be rescheduled due to civil unrest in the capital last week was held on Thursday, 21 October (8.45pm local time) at Nejmeh Field in Beirut.
Grey Wolves making their first debut on the grand final stage were first to record points with Wael Harb cross over after a 6o mtr run on the 3rd minute and converting his on try. Rany abi Fallah opening Wolves RFLC scoring on the 15th minute and followed by Toufic Ghalayani with both conversions unsuccessful by cedars player Gianni Hammoudeh. As tensions rising between both wolves packs had ending with a red card to Wael Harb and Jean Rmeily on 34th min bring the game to 8 – 6 at half time.
Second half commenced with 12 men each, Wolves forward dominating the field which lead to Aref Hamden and Toufic Ghalayani scoring with both kicks successful from Gianni Hammoudeh. Mario Nawas and Khaled Rafii bring the grey wolves back into the game with a 2 point difference to 18 – 20. Wolves proving to be strong on the day with Hassan Jamal scoring on the 73rd minute and Gianni Hammoudeh making a 8 point lead with his conversion.
"It was a good game that marked the end of a difficult season” said Nayef Abi Said (LRLF CEO)” Hats off to all the Clubs, Players, Match Officials, Medical Staff and Federations Staff for their dedications and all their sacrifices. Last but not least the Fans for their continuous support. We are looking forward to resume Collegiate Rugby League championship and prepare next year activities.