Malta female rugby team perform well

Sunday, February 24, 2013, 6:12

With the Malta A team away in Sicily, resulting in no senior men’s games this weekend,  attention shifted to ladies sevens rugby, with an International tournament being played out between Norway’s Vikingettes, the Swiss Barbarians, and two teams from Malta.

The first game saw the Vikingettes take on Malta  1. Marion Azzopardi opened the scoring for Malta when she squeezed in on the right wing to score.  Lorna Mifsud powered her way to the line for a second try, which was converted.  Rodianne Bugeja then scored from a long run through the centre to give Malta a 19-0 lead at half time.  In the second half, the Norwegians upped their game, and number 10 Kari Lie intercepted a pass and scored a fine breakaway try to make the final score 19 – 7.

Next up were the Swiss team against Malta 2.  The Swiss girls were much to powerful for their Maltese counterparts, and ran in ten tries, with number 15 Carole Casparis bagging five of these and Rahel Bosshard, Christa Hermann, Reonie Robert,  Petra Imhof and Aida Stamm also scoring, to leave the final score  at 66-0.

The third game was a local derby, as Malta 1 met Malta 2.  The Malta 2 team had a better game than their opener, but lost 22 – 0, with Dorin Jager, Sairita Cassar and Marilyn Grech scoring for  Malta 1.

Game four was an all foreign affair, as the Vikingettes met the Barbarians.  This was a very competitive game, with the Swiss team scoring two converted tries, the first by Duss and the second  by Bauer in the early minutes.  The Norwegians hit back just before half time with a try from Lie which was also converted.  At 14-7, the game was finely balanced at the halfway mark.  Hermann scored from the kick-off to extend the Swiss lead, then Rebecca Froen pulled one back for the Norwegians to leave the final score at 19-12

The Barbarians then took on Malta 1 in the penultimate game of the day, pitting the two favourites for the tournament against each other.  The Swiss opened their account when number 5 Esther Duss scored, after the referee missed a forward pass earlier in the move.  Lorna Mifsud immediately hit back for Malta with a blistering run, which is fast becoming her trademark, to tie the game at 7-7.  She then ran back the length of the field to put in a try-saving tackle on Mani, when the Swiss girl looked certain to score.  In the second half, Malta kept up the pressure on the |Swiss, and were justly rewarded when Amanda Cassar took a quick tap penalty and darted over to score after the Swiss drove too early in the scrum.  She converted her own try to put the Maltese team 7 points ahead, and they sealed the win a few minutes later with the best try of the day.  First, Marion Azzopardi broke through the Swiss defence and then passed to Dorin Jager, who cleverly flipped the ball to Lorna Mifsud.  Lorna touched down to seal the win for Malta 19-7.

The last game featured Malta 2 against the Vikingettes, and the Norwegian team outclassed the Maltese to run in eight unanswered tries.  Number 10 Lie was in outstanding form and scored five tries, with Karianne Kdikonnen, Rebecca Froen, Gina Wisnes and Nina Overberg getting one each.  The final game of the day ended 50 – 0 to the Vikingettes.

Star players:-  Kari Lie (Norway Vikingettes), Carole Casparis (Swiss Barbarians), Lorna Mifsud (Malta 1)


Other results:-


Women’s International Sevens Tournament

Norwegian Vikingettes 7 Malta A 19

Swiss Barbarians 66 Malta B 0

Malta A 22 Malta B 0

Norwegian Vikingettes 12 Swiss Barbarians 19

Swiss Barbarians 7 Malta A 19

1 Comment

  1. Arnold says:

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