Malta will enter World Cup Qualifying for the 2017 edition following the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) announcement this week.
The RLIF confirmed what many already knew, that this summer’s Rugby League European B and C Championships, will form part of the European qualifying framework for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
Malta have regrouped after their 32-18 loss at home to Greece last month and have travelled to Czech Republic for this Saturday’s away leg of the 2014 RLEF European Championship C competition.
Malta coach Anthony Micallef named a 20-man squad on Wednesday that includes up to six new faces for Saturday’s stern away challenge in a bid to maintain its 22-in-the-world ranking.
Malta Rugby League national coach Anthony Micallef launched his side’s upcoming summer internationals campaign today together Super League club London Broncos.
London back-rower Jonathan Wallace joined current Broncos and former Malta head coach Joey Grima, along with internationals Sam Keep and Malta vice-captain Clifford Debattista.
The touring West Yorkshire Police Rugby League extended its winning streak abroad to 11 years as they took on the Malta XIII on Friday night at the Melita ground.
After touring Australia, Jamaica, Latvia, Serbia and the Czech Republic, the Police team’s last loss dates back to 2003 when they were beaten in the south of France.
The Malta Rugby League (MRL) was granted Affiliate Membership of the Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) after applying in early November.
A Gareth Barron inspired Malta Origin RL team has defeated Sliema RL to take out the 2013 MRL Dove Men+Care Championship at Melita FC this afternoon.
The British prop who signed for his club only a month ago, scored three tries to help his young side win 46-10. In doing so, the red and whites inflicted Sliema’s first loss in two seasons.
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.
He's the dual-code British rugby prop that has created a stir on the Maltese Islands since his arrival.
Press Release, Date:8/6/2012
Malta came from 12-4 down at half-time to score an amazing 24-12 victory in the first leg of the 2012 Dove Men+Care International Series tonight at Victor Tedesco Stadium, Hamrun.
Denmark's Viiga Lima scored a brace of tries to see the Scandinavians up at half-time after Shaun Gilmour broke through on the left flank to open the scoring for Malta after a quarter of an hour.
Press Release, 22/6/12
In a deferred match day three fixture from earlier this month, Gozo RL benefitted the points over Kavallieri RL when the two teams met last night at Balzan FC.
The MRL deemed the fixture a development match and awarded the two points to Gozo RL following Kavallieri RL's two successive postponements of the fixture but Gozo took the spoils with a crushing 46-10 result.