Updated: Malta rugby team loses in Amsterdam

Saturday, April 17, 2010, 16:39

The Malta National Rugby Team lost to the Netherlands with a score line of 19-0 in the European Nations Cup Division 2B match played on Saturday afternoon.

The Dutch side scored all it’s points in the first half, and from initial reports it seems that the Maltese pressured the Netherlands for most of the second half in their attempt to score.

Malta lined up as follows:
1. Alister Livefrey
2. Mick McArdle
3. Peter Bradley
4. Luke Watts
5. Clayton Cassar
6. Michael Bonavia
7. Joss Howland
8. Robert Bonavia
9. Thomas Hollaway
10. Robert Hollaway
11. Mathew Mirabelli
12. Dominic Busutill (capt)
13. Matt Jarrett
14. Oliver Sacco
15. James O’Brien
16. Tom Pace Moore
17. Nathan Gatt
18. Michael Whitney
19. Charles Sammut
20. Joseph Cutajar
21. Malcolm Attard
22. Mathew Camilleri

Updated 17/04/2010 8:30pm – Source Malta Rugby

The first score didn’t come until 40 minutes into the game, just before half-time – Netherlands 7 – Malta 0. Possibly a blow to Malta’s confidence given that just 4 minutes later, the Netherlands increased its score to 19. Netherlands 19 – Malta 0 was the score at half time and it remained that way until the end of the match. Right from the beginning of the second half, Malta’s defence much stronger and attacking play threatening the Dutch. Sadly, not enough of a threat to score, but those watching the match confirmed that Malta dominated the second half.

Damian Neill and his squad now face additional pressures regarding transport back to Malta and we wish them well.

In the meantime, in the final Cisk League match of the season, Stompers beat Alligators by 17 points to 0.

This means that Stompers finish second in the Cisk League. Kavallieri the winners.


  1. Joe Cilia says:

    Forza Malta! lets support our team against Latvia and always!


  2. mark s says:

    hope we will do better against latvia mark


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