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Rugby

  • 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...

  • Efficient Dutch seal promotion

    Efficient Dutch seal promotion

    Malta 10The Netherlands 33 The Netherlands underlined their credentials as the top team in Division 2A as they sealed promotion to Division 1B in style following a commanding 33-10 win over an edgy Malta team in Corradino, yesterday. This was an...

  • Neill’s men look to make their point

    Neill’s men look to make their point

    The Malta rugby national team will be eager to make sure of their Division 2A status for another campaign when they face group leaders The Netherlands at the Hibs Stadium, this afternoon (kick-off: 14.00). Back-to-back victories over Lithuania...

  • Timely boost for MRFU

    Mediterranean Bank have maintained their commitment towards the local sports community by extending their sponsorship deal with the Malta Rugby Football Union (MRFU) for another year. The bank’s partnership with the MRFU began in 2010 with the...

  • England’s Brown voted player of the Six Nations

    England’s Brown voted player of the Six Nations

    England full-back Mike Brown was voted the player of the Six Nations championship after a series of effervescent performances that helped light up England’s backline play. Brown had a superb tournament in defence and attack having finally nailed...

  • Perfect farewell for O’Driscoll as Ireland win the Six Nations

    Perfect farewell for O’Driscoll as Ireland win the Six Nations

    Brian O’Driscoll got the perfect send-off when Ireland won the Six Nations championship with a 22-20 victory against France, their first in Paris since the superstar centre made his championship debut in 2000. Ireland, who clinched only their...

  • Six Nations poised for ‘Super Saturday’ finale

    Six Nations poised for ‘Super Saturday’ finale

    In a scenario that will delight organisers, TV executives and armchair fans, the Six Nations championship is set to be decided in the final minutes of the final fixture of this weekend’s “Super Saturday” triple bill when France face Ireland in...

  • Robshaw says satisfied with the Triple Crown

    Robshaw says satisfied with the Triple Crown

    Chris Robshaw welcomed England’s first Triple Crown since 2003 after Wales were swept aside 29-18 at Twickenham. The Six Nations title remains a target on the final day of the Championship – Ireland and France are also in contention – but Robshaw...

  • England stay in the hunt

    England stay in the hunt

    England gave themselves a great chance of winning only their second Six Nations title in 11 years when they beat double-defending champions Wales 29-18 yesterday, securing their first Triple Crown since 2003 in the process. England avenged their...

  • Rampant Ireland sweep past Italy

    Rampant Ireland sweep past Italy

    Ireland took pole position for their first Six Nations title in five years with a crushing 46-7 win over Italy yesterday as talismanic centre Brian O’Driscoll became the most capped player ever in his final home game. O’Driscoll made decisive...

  • Raw England hope to tame red Lions of Wales

    Raw England hope to tame red Lions of Wales

    An England team with one British and Irish Lion in their ranks take on a Welsh side containing 12 tomorrow with an interest in the Six Nations title, a Triple Crown, revenge for Cardiff and the chance to gain a World Cup edge all at stake. England...

  • Two more wins needed says England coach

    Stuart Lancaster has warned his Six Nations title hopefuls that only victories over Wales and Italy will see them crowned champions. Since losing to France on the opening weekend, the Red Rose have posted impressive wins over Scotland and Ireland...

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