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Lebanon players Robbie Farah and Tim Mannah.

The Lebanese Rugby League Federation has suspended 17 players, many of whom took part in the recent Test match against Fiji, following recent protests.

In a statement released on the LRLF website, the players have been asked to appear before a misconduct panel and have been "suspended with immediate effect from all Lebanese rugby league activity pending the outcome of misconduct proceedings".

The protests included Lebanon players taping over the logo of the federation and were led by senior NRL players including Robbie Farah and Tim Mannah.

Mitchell Moses, who did not play in the 58-14 loss to Fiji at Leichhardt Oval, has also been suspended.

The LRLF said the panel will be "independent in composition and chaired by an RLIF official to ensure transparency".

The players charged are: Adam Douehi, Toufic El Hajj, Michel El Tom, Ahmad Ellaz, Robbie Farah, Nick Kassis, Anthony Layoun, Michael Lichaa, Bilal Maarbani, Tim Mannah, Josh Mansour, Abbas Miski, Mitchel Moses, James Roumanos, Chris Saab, Ali Saad, George Yazbek.

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