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 23rd
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 December 2015[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  New Zealand 897.00
2  Australia 719.00
3  England 655.00
4  Samoa 280.00
5  France 209.00
6 Increase  Ireland 162.00
7 Decrease  Fiji 147.00
8 Increase  Wales 132.00
9 Decrease  Scotland 121.00
10 Steady  United States 102.00
11 Increase  Serbia 72.00
12 Steady  Italy 65.00
13  Canada 62.00
14 Decrease  Papua New Guinea 60.00
15 Increase  Russia 46.00
16 Decrease  Tonga 40.00
17 Increase  Belgium 40.00
18  Malta 32.00
19 Steady  Germany 28.00
20  Lebanon 27.00
21 Increase  Spain 26.00
22 Decrease  Cook Islands 23.00
23  Ukraine 22.00
24 Steady  Greece 21.00
25 Increase  Denmark 20.00
26 Decrease  Norway 19.00
27 Increase  Jamaica 16.00
28 Decrease  Netherlands 15.00
29 Decrease  Sweden 15.00
30 Steady  Czech Republic 14.00
31 Decrease  South Africa 13.00
32 Steady  Niue 4.00
33  Hungary 2.00
34  Latvia 2.00
35  Morocco 0.00


Malta Knights coaches[edit]

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