Malta national rugby league team

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Malta
Badge of Malta team
Nickname l-Kavallieri
(The Knights)
Governing body Maltese Rugby League Association
Region Europe
Head coach Anthony Micallef
Most caps Steven Azzopardi (6)
RLIF ranking 22nd
Colours
First game
 Malta 78-0 British Defense Forces United Kingdom
(25 September 2004)
Biggest win
 Malta 74-12 Denmark 
(29 September 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 36-12 Malta 
(23 July 2011, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
World Cup
Appearances 0

The Malta national rugby league team (nicknamed the Knights) is the national rugby league football team of Malta who debuted their first match in 2004 against the British Defense Forces, winning 78-nil.

For more Maltan stats, news, team results and more visit Malta's RLEF Page.

All-time Results Record[edit]

Team First Played Played Win Draw Loss Points For Points Against Last Meeting
 Norway 2010 2 2 0 0 94 44 2011
 Germany 2011 1 0 0 1 12 36 2011
 Denmark 2012 2 2 0 0 98 24 2012
Template:Country data British 1 Mercian (Army) 2013 1 1 0 0 26 24 2013
 Greece 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 2014

Notable Players[edit]

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, Shane Shackleton, Jarrod Sammut, and Luke Branighan, who are all playing in either the NRL or Super League and have represented Malta in the past.[1]

Squad[edit]

Malta Knights Squad
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain


Official Rankings as of December 2014[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Australia 984.00
2  New Zealand 884.00
3  England 485.00
4 Increase  Samoa 316.00
5 Decrease  France 215.00
6  Fiji 184.00
7 Increase  Ireland 154.00
8  Scotland 123.00
9 Decrease  Wales 122.00
10  United States 119.00
11  Papua New Guinea 112.00
12 Steady  Italy 79.00
13 Increase  Serbia 49.00
14  Canada 49.00
15 Decrease  Russia 45.00
16  Tonga 32.00
17  Cook Islands 31.00
18 Steady  Germany 27.00
19  Norway 22.00
20  Ukraine 21.00
21  Lebanon 19.00
22  Belgium 19.00
23 Increase  Greece 19.00
24 Decrease  Malta 18.00
25 Steady  Netherlands 14.00
26 Increase  Denmark 13.00
27 Decrease  Jamaica 11.00
28 Steady  Spain 9.00
29 Increase  Czech Republic 7.00
30  Sweden 7.00
31 Decrease  South Africa 4.00
32 Increase  Hungary 2.00
33 Decrease  Latvia 0.00
34 Steady  Morocco 0.00


Malta Knights coaches[edit]

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