Sammut joins Crusaders

Sunday, May 2, 2010, 22:03

Maltese dual rugby international Jarrod Sammut has signed with Celtic Crusaders. Sammut, who can also play wing, is in contention to face Bradford Bulls in Edinburgh on Saturday. “It’s a major coup to have Jarrod,” said Crusaders coach Brian Noble. “I think he is a class player with great skill and foot-work. He was very highly thought of in the NRL.

He’s the kind of player who can change the outcome of a game and he is also a superb goal-kicker” Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) Malta Development Officer Anthony Micallef praised the move. “It’s a good move for Jarrod where he wasn’t getting the time he needed in the first team at Penrith. He should be able to be a regular starting player at the Crusaders and I’m confident the English game will suit him very much”

“It’s also a good move for the Malta national team, having him based in Europe, we could call on his availability for our important internationals as it is a much easier exercise than if he was still based in Australia” said Micallef. Sammut has played a number of internationals and Sevens rugby league for Malta as well as becoming a dual rugby international when he played rugby union for Malta in 2008.

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