Ireland have named their team for a big clash against Lebanon which could determine whether they make the quarterfinals or if that pleasure goes to opponents Lebanon.
The winner will meet Australia in the knockouts after New Zealand ploughed through Jamaica last night in a 68-6 triumph in Hull.
Ireland have named their 17 for the clash with their star-studded spine catching the eyes.
Leeds Rhinos’ Richie Myler is at fullback with Halifax’s Joe Keyes joining three time NRL winner Luke Keary.
George King will lead the side in the pack, as his brother and Wigan bound Toby is named at centre joined by Leigh Leopards’ Ed Chamberlain as the Senior twins of Huddersfield Giants and Hull KR start on the wings.
Rhino James Bentley and Hull KR Frankie Halton start in the back row whilst Huddersfield’s new signing Harry Rushton starts on the bench.
Leeds’ signing James McDonnell drops off the bench as Leigh’s new signing Rob Mulhern comes onto the bench.
Lebanon will be without star half Adam Doueihi through suspension but Wigan winger Abbas Miski will likely feature on the wing.
He’ll be up against Wigan teammate Liam Byrne who starts at prop.
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The 17-man Irish match-day squad is now locked in and it is an unchanged starting thirteen from the win over Jamaica, but Mulhern comes in on the bench!#IrelandRL • #RLWC2021 pic.twitter.com/aPVhl551ly
— Rugby League Ireland (@Irelandrl) October 23, 2022