Malta coach Anthony Micallef has heralded another development move with the launch of the national squad at LivingWell Health Club.
Training together since March, the national squad is capped at 10 domestic players, includes strict attendance and dress-code requirements, social responsibility commitments, specialist training from foreign based coaches and full access to LivingWell Health Club at Hilton Malta.
Malta will have to be at their best to upset world number seven nation Ireland in a friendly international at the Melita Football Ground at Pembroke (9.00pm) Saturday evening.
Both captains and coaches addressed a press conference today at the Alexandra Hotel in St Julian’s where they told the press they were both ready for a fierce test as the first occasion the two nations will meet in a rugby league international.
Malta Origin RL sealed their second straight grand final appearance when they put on a rather polished performance to dispose of Gozo RL in the last round of the MRL Dove Men+Care Championship this afternoon at Melita FC.