Following a last minute call up to represent Lebanon in the West Asian Rugby Championship in Lebanon, Bilal Elbatoory arrived home last week with memories that will last him a lifetime.

Winning both games played in the Championship against Iran and Jordan, 27-8 and 71-3 respectively, the Lebanese team were crowned 2015 West Asian Champions.

“The trip was one of the best experiences of my life.” said Elbatoory. “I really enjoyed it.”

“What made it that extra bit special was actually playing in Lebanon and getting passionate support from the locals and also from my family within Lebanon. It’s something I never imagined would ever happen.”

One of the youngest members of the Lebanese side, Elbatoory gained an enormous about of experience from his trip away and is keen to get back into playing for the Students with a new burst of motivation!

Congratulations Bilal and welcome home!