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  • Malta look to seal top spot in Croatia

    Malta look to seal top spot in Croatia

    The Malta rugby national team will seal top spot in Conference 1 South 1 with victory over Croatia in Zagreb this afternoon (kick-off: 2pm). Damian Neill’s men have enjoyed a perfect campaign so far as last weekend’s 39-17 win over Israel at the...

  • Overseas power their way to victory

    Overseas 38Falcons 7 A lot was riding on this Cisk Lager League game in which a victory for Swieqi Overseas would take them into a Grand Final against Sliema Stompers for the championship. Ultimately it was the way Overseas were able turn defence...

  • Stompers romp to final berth

    Stompers romp to final berth

    Sliema Stompers 49Falcons 13 This was a fast and furious Mediterranean Bank Cup semi-final. In the end, it was the speed of play and a stout Stompers defence that shut down an energetic Falcons team for the Sliema side to book a place in the final...

  • Kavallieri fail to handle Stompers’ power play

    Kavallieri fail to handle Stompers’ power play

    Stompers 78Kavallieri 5 A Kavallieri team, in a rebuilding phase after the loss of so many players over the last two seasons, were no match for a dominant Stompers team who carried on with their running style of rugby following the previous week’s...

  • Big first half enough for Stompers

    Big first half enough for Stompers

    Stompers 34Overseas 28 This was an exciting match from start to finish as both teams threw everything into it. Stompers put Overseas under a lot of pressure in the opening half. Richard Gum kicked two early penalties and scored a try, running the...

  • Resurgent Ireland deny England rugby grand slam

    Resurgent Ireland deny England rugby grand slam

    Ireland stunned England 13-9 in the Six Nations to deny their old rivals a second successive grand slam and end their hopes of a world record 19th successive victory. Joe Schmidt's Irish team secured a top seeding for the 2019 World Cup draw as a...

  • England wary of Dublin threat but are ready for ‘greatness’

    England face Ireland today ready to make history and embrace “greatness” but the players and coach Eddie Jones are well aware that if there is anywhere in the rugby world where such dreams can be derailed it is Dublin. Six years ago, under Martin...

  • Malta hopefuls prove themselves

    Malta hopefuls prove themselves

    Malta ‘A’ Selection 43HMS Ocean Selection 19 This was a good run out in fine weather for the rising force of young local players to get their teeth into some good foreign-based opposition… and the result was pleasing to see. The local selection...

  • Angel intercedes for Overseas to chalk up a comfortable win

    Angel intercedes for Overseas to chalk up a comfortable win

    Swieqi Overseas 50Kavallieri 10 This Cisk Lager League match at the Marsa rugby ground took more than expected to get going… until the ‘angel’ intervened. In fact, Angel Sarres then stole the limelight when taking the game by the scruff of the...

  • Young players hone skills at Marsa festival

    Young players hone skills at Marsa festival

    The Marsa rugby grounds were a hive of activity recently as young players from different age groups gathered for their monthly Rugby Festival held under the auspices of the Malta Rugby Football Union (MRFU). As usual, it was the Minis who...

  • Rampant Stompers cruise past Kavallieri in one-sided match

    Rampant Stompers cruise past Kavallieri in one-sided match

    Stompers 68Kavallieri 5 Stompers adopted their trademark game for this league encounter against a young Kavallieri side, quickly recycling possession with McLister at 10 dictating the width of the attacks. Kavallieri played with passion throughout...

  • Stompers dog it out against Overseas

    Stompers dog it out against Overseas

    Stompers 18Overseas 5 On a perfect day down at Marsa, Stompers ran out the winners over Overseas in a game that never really fired as a spectacle. The last time these two teams had met, Stompers won 38-18. But this was a new-look Overseas outfit...

  • Lopez kicks France to win against Scotland

    France relied on the boot of Camille Lopez as they laboured to a 22-16 home win against Scotland in the Six Nations yesterday. Fly-half Lopez kicked five penalties and converted Gael Fickou’s try while Scotland’s points came from tries by Stuart...

  • Daly hands England dramatic win in Wales

    Daly hands England dramatic win in Wales

    Elliot Daly’s try four minutes from time gave champions England a 21-16 victory over Wales in a pulsating Six Nations clash played at relentless speed amid an amazing atmosphere at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium yesterday. England’s 15-match...

  • England’s Jones takes back-row risk against Wales

    England will field one of their most inexperienced back-row combinations ever against a likely trio of British and Irish Lions when they take on Wales in their second Six Nations match in Cardiff today. England coach Eddie Jones announced two...

  • Wales trample Italy in Rome opener

    Wales trample Italy in Rome opener

    Wales staged a strong second-half recovery to begin their RBS 6 Nations campaign in winning fashion against Italy in Rome. But they will need a considerable improvement to threaten next Saturday’s opponents England after Wales triumphed 33-7...

  • England edge France as Scotland stun Ireland

    England edge France as Scotland stun Ireland

    England overcame a poor first half to grind down France for a 19-16 victory to open the defence of their Six Nations title yesterday, setting a national record of 15 successive victories in the process. England were lucky to be level at 9-9 at...

  • 2017 Six Nations provides six-week trial for Lions

    2017 Six Nations provides six-week trial for Lions

    The coaches are doing all they can to deny it, and in France’s case they have a strong argument, but for rugby aficionados around the world the Six Nations championship will double up as a high-octane trial for the British and Irish Lions. The...

  • Falcons edge past Overseas

    Falcons edge past Overseas

    Falcons 15Swieqi Overseas 12 With key ball-carriers Saireeta Cassar and Tessabelle Sultana Evans back for Overseas, it looked an evenly matched affair was on paper. However, Overseas got off to a poor start when the catch was spilled from Falcons’...

  • Cutajar makes the difference

    Cutajar makes the difference

    Kavallieri 28Falcons 22 This thrilling match was the final fixture from the round robin stage of the Mediterranean Bank Cup, determining which of the teams would oppose Stompers in the semi-finals. The encounter was a good example of the raising...

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