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  • Malta squad regroup for Czech test

    After the 32-18 loss at home to Greece last month the Maltese rugby league squad travelled to Czech Republic for today’s away leg of the 2014 RLEF European Championship C competition. Malta coach Anthony Micallef named a 20-man squad that includes...

  • MRFU drive to promote sport among girls

    MRFU drive to promote sport among girls

    The Malta Rugby Football Union (MRFU) is committed towards promoting and improving the standards of women’s rugby in Malta. Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports on our islands and, in recent years, more and more women are joining in. “The...

  • Tough Greek challenge awaits Malta

    Malta Rugby League coach Anthony Micallef has finalised his list of players for this evening’s RLEF European Championship C qualifier against Greece at the Melita Ground, Pembroke, (start: 19.00). Both sides announced their squads in midweek with...

  • All Blacks beat England 36-13 to equal the test wins record

    All Blacks beat England 36-13 to equal the test wins record

    Julian Savea scored a hat-trick of tries as New Zealand produced a clinical, high-paced performance to beat England 36-13 and seal a record-equalling 17th successive test victory in Hamilton yesterday. Scrumhalf Aaron Smith scored two tries while...

  • NZ clinch series with 28-27 win

    NZ clinch series with 28-27 win

    New Zealand exploded for three tries in the second half to beat England 28-27 yesterday in their second test at Otago Regional Stadium in Dunedin and clinch their three-match series with a match to play. Fullback Ben Smith, who produced a...

  • England must find another gear – Rowntree

    Graham Rowntree has demanded England scale fresh heights in their quest to level the series against New Zealand at Forsyth Barr Stadium today. The 2015 World Cup hosts were superb in the first Test in Auckland but still succumbed to a 20-15 defeat...

  • Buoyant England prove they are contenders in NZealand series

    Buoyant England prove they are contenders in NZealand series

    England’s Stuart Lancaster will be faced with some headaches this week ahead of the second test against New Zealand, though they are headaches any coach would want to have. Shorn of several first-choice players, his unheralded side frustrated a...

  • Late Smith try helps NZ to scrappy win

    Late Smith try helps NZ to scrappy win

    A rusty New Zealand needed a late try from Conrad Smith for a 20-15 win in the first test against an understrength England in Auckland yesterday as they struggled to snuff out the challenge of a visiting side reduced to 14 men for most of the...

  • Malta Origin down Stompers in tight clash

    Malta Origin down Stompers in tight clash

    The match was no spectacle but Malta Origin did enough to see off Stompers and secure the first silverware of the rugby league season, the MRL Super Cup. Last year’s champions faced the cup winners in what is quickly becoming a grudge match in the...

  • Police continue unbeaten run in friendly against Malta XIII

    Police continue unbeaten run in friendly against Malta XIII

    The touring West Yorkshire Police Rugby League extended their winning streak abroad to 11 years after beating Malta XIII 86-14 at the Melita ground on Friday. After touring Australia, Jamaica, Latvia, Serbia and the Czech Republic, the Police...

  • Gozo open season with upset over Stompers at Melita ground

    Gozo open season with upset over Stompers at Melita ground

    Jean-Pierre Zarb crossed for a hat-trick of tries as Gozo RL opened their account in the 2014 MRL Championship with a surprise 40-20 victory over Stompers RL at the Melita ground on Wednesday. Stompers turned over the first two restarts of the...

  • Swanage-Wareham make their mark during Malta tour

    The annual rugby fest for touring sides took place at Marsa and, as usual, a lot of enjoyment went along with some sparkling rugby. Two Maltese clubs, Kavallieri and Overseas took on English clubs from Ealing (London), St Ives, Thurston and...

  • WCup winner Wilkinson to retire at end of season

    WCup winner Wilkinson to retire at end of season

    Toulon flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson, whose last-gasp drop goal secured England World Cup glory in 2003, will retire from rugby at the end of the season, he announced yesterday. The 34-year-old will look to end his 17-year senior career on a high when...

  • Cipriani gets England recall

    Cipriani gets England recall

    Danny Cipriani (picture) was named in an England squad for the first time in six years yesterday as coach Stuart Lancaster has decided the mercurial Sale flyhalf is no longer a risk to his team’s esprit de corps. Cipriani won all seven of his caps...

  • MRFU youngsters on tour

    MRFU youngsters on tour

    The Malta Rugby Football Union (MRFU) have just organised a very first rugby tour for children to play at the annual tournament in Le-brino, Catania. Although this competition has been running for eight years, the Maltese were the first foreign...

  • Holders Stompers defend title against in-form Overseas

    Four teams will be running for the honour of winning the 2014 Mediterranean Bank Cup this afternoon as Swieqi Overseas play Sliema Stompers in the First Division final and Swieqi Overseas B take on Falcons in the competition for Second Division...

  • Swieqi Overseas hold off Kavallieri to clinch title

    Swieqi Overseas 30Kavallieri 21 Overseas were always a little more incisive than Kavallieri and their dangerous backs had a definite edge particularly in the first half of this decisive Cisk League match at the Marsa ground that was to determine...

  • Neill’s men step up game to see off Switzerland

    Neill’s men step up game to see off Switzerland

    Switzerland 14Malta 29 Malta produced a superb second-half display yesterday to ease past Switzerland 29-14 in Winterthur and chalk up their fourth victory in Division 2A which extended the national team’s stay in the third tier of European Rugby...

  • Rugby Union: Malta stun Switzerland

    Rugby Union: Malta stun Switzerland

    SWITZERLAND 14 MALTA 29 Malta secured their status in FIRA-AER Division 2A after beating Switzerland 29-14 this afternoon in Winterhur. Damian Neill’s team hit top form in the second half to seal a fine away win which atoned for their 33-10 defeat...

  • Malta end campaign in Switzerland today

    Malta end campaign in Switzerland today

    The rugby national team complete their commitments in the FIRA-AER Division 2A today when they take on group runners-up Switzerland (kick-off: 3pm). Damien Neill’s men made the trip to Winterthur with the sole objective of a positive result that...

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