Knights undefeated, win Malta Tag Rugby League

Saturday, November 6, 2010, 11:50

The Knights maintained their undefeated record and claimed yet another two victories on the final match day before recently winning the inaugural Malta Tag Rugby League competition at Marsa.

Maltese Rugby League’s only entry in the Peter Bradley organised competition, beat off stiff competition from the ten rugby union entries, drawing once between a string of victories either side to commemorate a sterling performance throughout the competition.

Despite being undefeated, the competition came down to the Knights’ final match, against the title chasing Stompers club.

In winning the competition, the Knights overcame Stompers 10-6 after an earlier 9-5 rout of the Alligators II team.

Daniel Grima, the national rugby league team captain doubled as skipper of the Knights Tag Rugby team, and ran out as the season’s top try scorer crossing the line on 10 occasions, added with the bonus points awarded to veteran, female and youth players.

The Knights’ female representation was fulfilled and complemented by a first-rate set of hands in Pamela Psaila.

Team mate Daryl Psaila commented, “This game came very naturally to most of us, because it’s basically rugby league without the contact”

The Knights team were a selection of players trialling for the national rugby league team and in meeting the competition regulations, also fielded the compliment of women, veteran and youth players that are all a part of the country’s rugby league family.

MRL officials said the organisation of the competition was a good show of initiative and a good warm up to the season ahead.

The Knights used a squad that was made up of Daniel Grima, Graham Attard, Dorianne Borg, David Caruana, Tyson Freeman, Tanya Marmara, Christine Mercieca, Roy Newbould, Jurgen Pavanello, Daryl Psaila, Pamela Psaila, Dario Schembri and Matthew Von Brockdorff.

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