Rugby League World Cup stars pull off citizens arrest

On Friday night it was revealed that the Lebanon team hotel at the Rugby League World Cup had been robbed.

Their shirts and laptops were taken with their jerseys cropping up on a building sight nearby.

It was an unwanted distraction for the squad ahead of a must win game against Jamaica on Sunday.

Lebanon needed a win against Jamaica to secure their place in the last eight of the competition and set up a quarter-final clash with Australia next week in their biggest game on the international stage.

They came up with the goods yesterday in Leigh Leopards’ Leigh Sports Village with a 74-12 win as Mitchell Moses and Adam Doueihi proved unplayable.

However, it now transpires that their robbery wasn’t the only intrusion the squad suffered this week.

The Daily Telegraph have revealed the details of a second intruder this weekend which coach Michael Cheika spoke about yesterday after the game.

The Daily Telegraph revealed that when the intruder came into the team room, the Lebanon players were on him like a flash.

The thief quickly darted out of the hotel with the Rugby League World Cup stars in hot pursuit.

They soon had him cornered and took him to the police doing so safely and without fuss. They opted to avoid violence and should be applauded for doing the right thing.

The Daily Telegraph even have footage of the incident which you can watch here.

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