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 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.

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
 Greece 2014 1 0 0 1 18 32 2014
 Czech Republic 2014 1 1 0 0 34 8 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 May 2015[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Increase  New Zealand 949.00
2 Decrease  Australia 941.00
3 Steady  England 485.00
4  Samoa 320.00
5  France 215.00
6  Fiji 196.00
7  Ireland 154.00
8  Scotland 123.00
9  Wales 122.00
10  United States 118.00
11  Papua New Guinea 113.00
12  Italy 79.00
13 Increase  Canada 49.00
14 Decrease  Serbia 47.00
15 Increase  Tonga 47.00
16 Decrease  Russia 45.00
17 Steady  Cook Islands 31.00
18 Decrease  Belgium 30.00
19  Germany 24.00
20 Increase  Lebanon 24.00
21 Decrease  Norway 22.00
22  Ukraine 21.00
23 Increase  Malta 20.00
24 Decrease  Greece 19.00
25 Steady  Netherlands 15.00
26 Increase  Spain 14.00
27 Decrease  Denmark 13.00
28 Increase  South Africa 12.00
29 Decrease  Jamaica 11.00
30 Decrease  Czech Republic 9.00
31  Sweden 7.00
32 Steady  Hungary 2.00
33 NEW  Niue 2.00
34 Decrease  Latvia 2.00
35 NEW  Philippines 2.00
36 Decrease  Morocco 0.00


Malta Knights coaches[edit]

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