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Malta national rugby league team

The Malta national rugby league team (nicknamed the Knights) represent Malta in international rugby league football competitions. They have been competing since 2004.

Malta
Badge of Malta team
Team information
Nicknamel-Kavallieri
(The Knights)
Governing bodyMaltese Rugby League Association
RegionEurope
Head coachAaron McDonald
CaptainJake Attard
Most capsKyal Greene (14)[1]
RLIF ranking16th
Uniforms
First colours
Team results
First game
 Malta 78-0 British Defence Forces United Kingdom
(25 September 2004)
Biggest win
 Malta 82–0 Japan 
(25 January 2007, Coffs Harbour, Australia)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 36-12 Malta 
(23 July 2011, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
World Cup
Appearances0

All-time results recordEdit

Below is table of the official representative rugby league matches played by Malta at test level up until 25 November 2019:

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points For Points Against Last Meeting
  Belgium 2015 1 1 0 0 35 34 2015
  Czech Republic 2014 1 1 0 0 34 8 2014
  Denmark 2012 2 2 0 0 98 24 2012
  Germany 2011 1 0 0 1 12 36 2011
  Greece 2014 1 0 0 1 18 32 2014
  Hungary 2018 1 1 0 0 20 10 2018
  Japan 2007 1 1 0 0 82 0 2007
  Lebanon 2015 1 0 0 1 16 34 2015
  Niue 2018 2 1 0 1 40 42 2018
  Norway 2010 2 2 0 0 94 44 2011
  Philippines 2017 2 1 0 1 80 36 2018
  Turkey 2019 1 1 0 0 28 12 2019
  Wales 2019 1 0 0 1 18 34 2019
Total   17 11 0 6 575 346  

Notable playersEdit

Despite its size, Malta has a relatively strong national team due to the number of Maltese players that are playing overseas. Malta is able to call on the likes of Michael Vella, Ben Galea and Danny Galea, Jake Mamo, Shane Shackleton, Jarrod Sammut, Jon Magrin, Tyler Cassel, and Luke Branighan, who are all playing in either the NRL or Super League and have represented Malta in the past.[2]

Current squadEdit

Malta Knights coachesEdit

27 September 2015, Spain 40 def. Malta 30, at Polideportivo Cuatre Carreres Stadium, Valencia, Spain

5 September 2015, Malta 22 lost to Ireland 34, Melita FC Stadium, Pembroke, Malta

21 June 2015, Malta 35 def. Belgium 34, Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Leeds, England

12 July 2014, Malta 34 def. Czech Republic 8, at Tis RL, Havlichkuv Brod, Czech Republic

28 June 2014, Malta 18 lost to Greece 32, Melita FC, Pembroke, Malta

29 September 2012, Malta 74 def. Denmark 12, at Gentofte Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark

8 June 2012, , Malta 2def. - Denmark , at Victor Tedesco Stadium, Ħamrun, Malta12

Victor Tedesco Stadium, Ħamrun, Malta

2 September 2011, Malta 64 def. Norway 24, at Melita FC, Pembroke, Malta

23 July 2011, Germany 36 def. Malta 12, at Hochspeyer, Kaiserslautern, Germany

17 October 2010, *Malta 0 lost to Lancashire 62, at Victor Tedesco Stadium, Ħamrun, Malta

4 June 2010, Malta 30 - Norway 20, at Victor Tedesco Stadium, Ħamrun, Malta

3 October 2009, *Malta 36 def. Bamber Bridge ARLFC 28, at Victor Tedesco Stadium, Ħamrun, Malta

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ . Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser. 11 October 2019 [Former Camden Rams player on the verge of setting new record Former Camden Rams player on the verge of setting new record] Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 11 October 2019. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Watching Rugby League in Malta - Official Website of the Malta Rugby League (MRL) Archived 2010-04-04 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Malta name squad for Emerging Nations World Championship opener". RLENWC.com. 22 September 2018.

External linksEdit