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 18th
Colours
First game
 Malta 78-0 British Defence 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 Defence Forces, winning 78-nil.

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
 Greece 2014 1 0 0 1 18 32 2014
 Czech Republic 2014 1 1 0 0 34 8 2014
 Lebanon 2015 1 0 0 1 16 34 2015
 Belgium 2015 1 1 0 0 35 34 2015

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 November 2016[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Increase  Australia
2 Decrease  New Zealand
3 Steady  England
4 Increase  Scotland
5 Decrease  Samoa
6  France
7  Fiji
8  Ireland
9  Wales
10 Steady  United States
11  Serbia
12 Increase  Canada
13  Italy
14 Decrease  Tonga
15  Papua New Guinea
16 Increase  Russia
17 Decrease  Jamaica
18  Belgium
19 Steady  Spain
20  Malta
21  Lebanon
22 Increase  Ukraine
23  Germany
24  Czech Republic
25 Decrease  Cook Islands
26 Steady  Norway
27  Denmark
28  Greece
29  Sweden
30  Netherlands
31  South Africa
32 Increase  Niue
33 Decrease  Philippines
34 Steady  Chile
35  Vanuatu
36  Latvia
37  Solomon Islands
38  Hungary
39  El Salvador
40  Morocco

Malta Knights coaches[edit]

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