A Gareth Barron inspired Malta Origin RL team has defeated Sliema RL to take out the 2013 MRL Dove Men+Care Championship at Melita FC this afternoon.
The British prop who signed for his club only a month ago, scored three tries to help his young side win 46-10. In doing so, the red and whites inflicted Sliema’s first loss in two seasons.
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.
He's the dual-code British rugby prop that has created a stir on the Maltese Islands since his arrival.
Press Release, Date:8/6/2012
Malta came from 12-4 down at half-time to score an amazing 24-12 victory in the first leg of the 2012 Dove Men+Care International Series tonight at Victor Tedesco Stadium, Hamrun.
Denmark's Viiga Lima scored a brace of tries to see the Scandinavians up at half-time after Shaun Gilmour broke through on the left flank to open the scoring for Malta after a quarter of an hour.
Press Release, 22/6/12
In a deferred match day three fixture from earlier this month, Gozo RL benefitted the points over Kavallieri RL when the two teams met last night at Balzan FC.
The MRL deemed the fixture a development match and awarded the two points to Gozo RL following Kavallieri RL's two successive postponements of the fixture but Gozo took the spoils with a crushing 46-10 result.
MALTA RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
Foundation Year - 2004
International Team - Knights
Top level domestic competition - Six teams took part in a 9's rugby league tournament on Maltese soil in October 2007.
Malta Rugby League 5/9/2009
Gateshead Thunder prop forward Chris Parker has been named in the train-on squad for Malta's upcoming home international against touring English amateur club, Bamber Bridge.
The 27-year-old forward, a Gateshead Storm junior, was the Thunder's most improved player in 2008.