Malta Rugby League has named an expanded train-on squad for what is set to be the national team’s busiest-ever schedule.
Malta Origin RL sealed their second straight grand final appearance when they put on a rather polished performance to dispose of Gozo RL in the last round of the MRL Dove Men+Care Championship this afternoon at Melita FC.
MALTA RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Foundation Year - 2004
International Team - Knights
Top level domestic competition - Six teams took part in a 9's rugby league tournament on Maltese soil in October 2007.
Malta Rugby League has named a 37 man train-on squad for both their 2016 international fixtures against Ireland and Thailand.
He's the dual-code British rugby prop that has created a stir on the Maltese Islands since his arrival.
In the build up to their international with Belgium at Headingley Carnegie Stadium next Sunday (21st June, 12.30pm kick off), MRL have qualified four new referees, following a course held at Sliema’s Waterfront Hotel.
Greek match official and member of the European match officials development team George Stilianos joined English referee Paul Stockman in overseeing the delivery of the course as part of the EU part-funded Leadership Devolution Project.
Malta Rugby League 5/9/2009
Gateshead Thunder prop forward Chris Parker has been named in the train-on squad for Malta's upcoming home international against touring English amateur club, Bamber Bridge.
The 27-year-old forward, a Gateshead Storm junior, was the Thunder's most improved player in 2008.