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  • Malta crush Cyprus in rugby

    Malta crush Cyprus in rugby

    The Malta rugby national team bagged their second successive victory in the Conference One South when they brushed aside Cyprus 31-3 at the Hibs Stadium. The first half saw the Maltese dominate proceedings but it was Cyprus who broke the stalemate...

  • Neill keen to build on strong start

    Neill keen to build on strong start

    Malta coach Damian Neill has called on his players to build on their strong start to the European Conference One South when they host Cyprus at the Hibs Stadium this afternoon (kick-off 2pm). The Maltese team come into the match in high spirits...

  • No let up for England squad in Portugal camp

    England coach Eddie Jones has said there will be no letting up in the intensity of training as his side prepares for the November internationals with a camp in Portugal. England face South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia in the international...

  • National team kick off campaign in Andorra

    National team kick off campaign in Andorra

    The Maltese national team face Andorra in an international match in La Vella this evening (kick-off: 18.00), as they start their commitments in a revamped European Championship. This will be the first outing for Damien Neill’s men in the...

  • 2019 WCup will help expand sport beyond traditional base – Beaumont

    The 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the first in Asia, is an opportunity for the sport to expand beyond its traditional communities, World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said yesterday. “With over 75 per cent of the population an hour’s travel time...

  • Tribute planned for Foley as cup tie gets go-ahead

    Tournament organisers have announced that Munster’s European Champions Cup pool game against Glasgow will be played as scheduled in Limerick on Saturday. European Professional Club Rugby said the decision had been made “after close consultation...

  • Overseas fend off Kavallieri challenge

    Overseas fend off Kavallieri challenge

    Overseas 36Kavallieri 19 New Rugby Malta president Steve Busuttil had to roll up his sleeves and referee this Cisk League opener as Overseas were looking for redemption after losing the Ray Elliott Cup to Sliema Stompers the previous week. This...

  • Coles stars as All Blacks thrash Springboks

    Hooker Dane Coles gave a masterclass in backline playmaking to set up three New Zealand tries as the world champions thrashed South Africa 41-13 to all but secure the Rugby Championship title yesterday. Coles made the final pass for tries to...

  • All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup

    Israel Dagg scored two tries as the All Blacks beat Australia 29-9 in their Rugby Championship clash yesterday, which also ensured they retained the Bledisloe Cup for another year. Beauden Barrett also showcased his growing stature as the starting...

  • Pilots welcome proud rugby player on her way back home

    Pilots welcome proud rugby player on her way back home

    Malta Rugby Sevens player Beverie Sultana proudly shows the Times of Malta article featuring her team as she was greeted by the Air Malta pilot and co-pilot on her way back home from Bosnia. The woman’s team reached the final after winning all...

  • Malta rugby sevens teams get warm welcome

    Malta rugby sevens teams get warm welcome

    The Malta rugby sevens squads flew home to a warm welcome yesterday after their strong performances in the Rugby Europe tournaments last weekend. The men’s selection were the winners of the Conference Cup (2) after ending the competition in...

  • England sweep the series 3-0

    Owen Farrell kicked 24 points as England racked up a record score to beat Australia 44-40 in a rollercoaster of a third test in Sydney yesterday and inflict a first 3-0 home series sweep on the Wallabies since 1971. Tries from prop Dan Cole,...

  • Ruthless England desperate for clean sweep

    Ruthless England desperate for clean sweep

    England are desperate to end their successful trip Down Under with a third win in Sydney today to secure an unprecedented series sweep over Australia, scrum coach Neal Hatley said yesterday. Having made history with a first win in Brisbane two...

  • England must win first test in Australia tour – Jones

    England must win their first match against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday, head coach Eddie Jones said, stressing the importance of striking an early blow in the three-test series. Jones’s men, who won a Six Nations grand slam in March, open...

  • Amateur champs say sorry after barbecuing trophy

    French amateur side Cha-malieres have apologised after they were roundly condemned for burning the trophy they received for winning an Auvergne regional title. Chamalieres beat Cisternes 23-6 in last weekend’s final of the 2eme Serie, the region’s...

  • Australia weighing Bledisloe Cup in London, New York

    Australia is weighing London and New York as potential venues for a Bledisloe Cup clash against the world champions All Blacks. Sydney’s Olympic Stadium, a regular host for the blockbuster matches, will undergo a major re-development from 2019 and...

  • Malta end campaign with a win

    Malta end campaign with a win

    Malta 30Israel 9 Malta completed their commitments in the FIRA-AER Division 2A on a positive note after brushing aside bottom-placed Israel yesterday. Damien Neill’s men struggled to produce their trademark quick-passing game but still carried too...

  • Superior Malta dismiss Israel in rugby

    Superior Malta dismiss Israel in rugby

    The Malta rugby national team completed their commitments in the FIRA-AER Division 2A on a high after brushing aside Israel 30-9 at the Hibs Stadium. The hosts started strongly as James Morris kicked in a penalty after two minutes and soon after...

  • Neill wants to end European campaign on winning note

    Neill wants to end European campaign on winning note

    Damien Neill’s rugby national team will play their final match from the 2014-16 European Nations Cup qualifiers this afternoon when they host bottom-placed Israel at the Hibs Stadium (start: 2pm). The home team will be looking to bounce back from...

  • England World Cup failure is with me every day – Lancaster

    England World Cup failure is with me every day – Lancaster

    Not a single day goes by without Stuart Lancaster thinking about the host nation’s embarrassing first-round elimination from last year’s Rugby World Cup, the former England coach said yesterday. England, who went into the World Cup with huge...

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