Lebanon crushed the Russian side completely with a total of 32 unanswered points scored by their side in the battle at Vereya. With this win, they will be able to cement their position in the Rugby League World Cup 2013.
Lebanon coach David Baysarri, whose side need to beat Italy in Belgrade next Saturday to secure the vacant spot in group C alongside Scotland and Tonga, said: “It’s a win.”
He added: “A lot of factors affected our performance. We had to endure freezing conditions, which we weren’t used to.”