RUGBY League officially touched down in Malta last Friday afternoon at Luqa Airport(Malta) where the 17-man Maltese squad arrived accompanied by coaching and support staff numbering 40.
THE Maltese Rugby League Association (MRLA) and Parramatta Melita Eagles Soccer Club (PMESC) of Sydney-Australia have parted ways following a twelve-month relationship.
MALTA head coach Joe Grima has named a 17-man squad for the historic first ever rugby league fixture on Maltese soil when the Malta Knights challenge France Espoirs in Malta on October 22.
SBS TV?s Fat Pizza personality Pauly Fenech as MC, Former rugby league legend Mark Geyer, Iron woman Candice Falzon, Wallaby International Matt Henjak, Multi award winning performer Adam Scicluna-accompanied by Simone Wasley and IBF Pan Pacific Light Middleweight Champion Shannon Taylor were all amongst those on hand at the recent Inaugural 2005 Miss Malta Knight Pageant, the major fundraiser for the Maltese Rugby League Association.
2004 MO & ACE Award winning entertainer Adam Scicluna(pictured right) will join Fat Pizza? cult hero Pauly Fenech in hosting a mammoth evening on the Maltese and rugby league calendars when the MRLA present the 2005 Inaugural Miss Malta Knight Pageant in Sydney.
THE Maltese Rugby League Association (MRLA) welcomes all supporters of the Malta Knights, international rugby league and rugby league in general to join us in the new forum at www.malteserugbyleague.com
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA- Fiji A scored 3 tries in the final 13 minutes of play to record a 40-24 victory over international rugby league's latest newcomer Malta, before a crowd of about 1,600 in Sydney last night.
BATTLE OF THE ISLANDS;
THE Malta Knights began their rugby league emergence with an impressive 78-0 defeat of the British Defence Forces at Melita Stadium in Sydney?s west on Saturday night.
MALTA head coach Joe Grima has announced a 26-man squad, which will represent Malta in their 2 upcoming inaugural matches in matches at Melita Stadium.