Four team MRL Dove Men+Care Championship kicks off today

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 13:22

The 2012 MRL Dove Men+Care Championship will kick off this evening with four clubs vying for the crown including Gozo RL and new entries Kavallieri RL and Sliema Stompers.

The championship will kick off at Balzan FC Ground with a double header; Malta Origin hosting Gozo RL and Kavallieri RL taking on Sliema Stompers.

The expanded championship has been welcomed by the Malta internationals behind each team; Roderick Attard, Malcolm Attard and Clifford Debattista, and a young band of players to steer the Malta origin team including Joe Paolella, Joey Criminale and Sam Keep.

The championship is set to provide a strong preparation for domestic players aiming to break into the national team squad for the summer’s home and away Dove Men+Care International Series between Malta and Denmark.

Malta national team coach Anthony Micallef has welcomed the new local championship, commenting “Maltese rugby league has gone from strength to strength this season off the field with Dove Men+Care and Urban Jungle coming on board in the winter. And now, I join the players too in looking forward to a great domestic championship between four very competitive teams”

“The addition of Sliema Stompers and Kavallieri RL is a welcome boost to the local game  for the existing clubs and the national team setup may also benefit with the finding of a couple of new players for our fixtures against Denmark this summer”

2012 MRL DOVE MEN+CARE CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW

MATCHDAY 1 – Wednesday 16 May 2012
7.00pm; Malta Origin v Gozo RL
8.45pm; Kavallieri RFC v Sliema Stompers

MATCHDAY 2 – Saturday 19 May 2012
10.30am; Kavallieri RFC v Malta Origin
11.50am; Sliema Stompers v Gozo RL

MATCHDAY 3 – Wednesday 23 May 2012
7.00pm; Malta Origin v Sliema Stompers
8.45pm; Kavallieri RFC v Gozo RL

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL – Wednesday 30 May 2012
7.00pm; 1st v 2nd

For more information, see www.malteserugbyleague.com





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