Lebanon v Iran
Venue: Jouniehs Fouad Chehab Stadium, Beruit
These two teams have not yet met in a test rugby international.
Previously in this tournament
14/04: Lebanon 71, Jordan 3
16/04: Iran 49, Jordan 3
Iran figures well ahead of Lebanon in previous Asia rugby tournaments. Without knowing the teams I’m assuming Iran did not field their strongest team against Jordan last week. On the basis of the scores this should be a close encounter. But on the basis of previous experience at international level I would give Iran favouritism.
GWC Rugby Rankings
Asia Table: Iran 13th, Lebanon 14th
World Rugby rankings do not apply as neither nation is a full member.
Prediction: Iran by 5 points. Score 17-12
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