2019 MEA Rugby League Championship

The 2019 Middle East-Africa Rugby League Championship was the second MEA Rugby League Championship, held in October 2019 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, Nigeria. The competition saw the international debut of Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria, while Morocco played for the first time since the last MEA Championship, eight years previously.[1]

2019 (2019) Middle-East Africa Championship  ()
Number of teams4
Host country Nigeria
WinnerNigeria Nigeria (1st title)
Matches played4
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FixturesEdit

First roundEdit

2 October 2019
14:00 WAT (UTC+1)
Nigeria   25 – 12   Ghana
Tries: Fagborun (3), Adebiyi
Goals: I Lawal Saulawa (4/4)
Field Goals: I Lawal Saulawa (1)
Report Tries: Bless Mensah, Tettegah
Goals: Bless Mensah (2/2)
Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos[1]
Referee: Phil Smith

2 October 2019
17:00 WAT (UTC+1)
Cameroon   4 – 8   Morocco
Tries: Emmanuel de Porta
Report Goals: Iliass Laachiri (3/3)
Field Goals: Iliass Laachiri (2)
Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos[1]
Referee: Kevin de la Rose (France)[2]

Play-offsEdit

Third-place play-off
5 October 2019
14:00 WAT (UTC+1)
Ghana   10 – 4   Cameroon
Tries: Sarpong, Tettegah
Goals: Tettegah (1)
Report Tries: Hermand
Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos[1]
Referee: Phil Smith

Final
5 October 2019
Nigeria   38 – 10   Morocco
Tries: Adebiyi (2), Agwoje(2), Prince, I Lawal-Saulawa, Izuchykwu, G. John
Goals: I Lawal-Saulawa (3), G. John (2)
Report Tries: Eddiche, Laachiri
Goals: Laachiri (1)
Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos[1]
Referee: Kevin de la Rose (France)[3]

Media coverageEdit

Country or region Broadcaster Ref.
  Nigeria Yanga! TV [4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "RLIF Middle East Africa Championship to be staged in Lagos, Nigeria". RLIF. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Kevin de la Rose, arbitre français au Nigeria (Coupe d'Afrique)" (in French). FFRXIII. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Kevin de la Rose officiera pour la finale de la Coupe d'Afrique" (in French). Treize Mondial. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)