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 June 2016[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  New Zealand 855.00
2  Australia 751.00
3  England 655.00
4  Samoa 280.00
5  France 209.00
6  Ireland 162.00
7  Fiji 149.00
8  Wales 132.00
9  Scotland 121.00
10  United States 101.00
11 Increase  Papua New Guinea 78.00
12 Decrease  Serbia 70.00
13  Italy 65.00
14  Canada 62.00
15 Increase  Tonga 58.00
16 Decrease  Russia 45.00
17 Steady  Belgium 40.00
18  Malta 32.00
19 Increase  Cook Islands 29.00
20 Steady  Lebanon 29.00
21  Spain 26.00
22 Decrease  Germany 23.00
23 Steady  Ukraine 21.00
24  Greece 21.00
25  Denmark 20.00
26  Norway 19.00
27  Jamaica 16.00
28 Increase  Sweden 15.00
29  Czech Republic 14.00
30 Decrease  Netherlands 14.00
31 Steady  South Africa 13.00
32 Increase  Philippines 9.00
33 Decrease  Niue 4.00
34  Hungary 2.00
35  Latvia 2.00
36  Morocco 0.00


Malta Knights coaches[edit]

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