England’s group opponents Lebanon have named Robbie Farah in their train-on squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Fellow NRL players Mitchell Moses, Tim Mannah and Michael Lichaa have also been included, with head coach Brad Fittler waiting on clearance for Josh Mansour and Reece Robinson.
Lebanon beat South Africa two years ago to qualify for the competition and are in the same group as England, Australia and France.
Head coach Fittler said: “With the NRL season nearing its completion, the players and staff understand the challenge and tough encounters ahead, but having NRL players in the squad will add extra flavour and experience to the squad.
“Lebanon’s strong community support will provide the squad with great confidence in the World Cup.”
Lebanon train-on squad: Mark Daoud, Jamie Clark, Ahmad Ellaz, Abraham el Zakhem, Elie el Zakhem, Adnan el Zbaidieh, Mario Boustani, Chris Saab, Nick Kassis, Kayne Kalache, Michael Lichaa, Raymond Moujalli, Imad Chidiac, Ben Chahoud, Wael Harb, Raymond Sabat, Bilal Maarbani, Abbas Miski, Anthony Layoun, Tim Mannah, Mitchell Moses, Adam Doueihi, Robbie Farah, Ali Abou Arabi, Danny Barakat, Mitchell Mammary, Tarek el Masri, Elias Sukkar, Alex Twal, Bernard Kairouz, Jaleel Seve Derbas, Christian Yassmin, James Elias, Toufic el Hage.