Miss Malta Knight
KNIGHTS NATIONAL TEAM APPEARANCES
A long term bicep injury in his
debut as captain then limited his
ability to represent the national team until his
return to the national team for one appearance when Malta
took on Lebanon in 2006.
Sammut captained Malta
in their first ever rugby league international on Maltese soil in 2005 and is the longest serving (2004 to 2008) captain of the Malta Knights
Found at fullback in his junior days, Sammut moved into the halves for Malta
and decided to call it a day in rugby league with retirement at Floriana Stadium when Malta
overcame the British Defence Forces 34 to 24 in 2007.
Daniel is a dual rugby international having previously played for Malta's
national rugby union team.
Daniel retired formally before the 2011 European Shield, later surprising everyone with an appearance for the depleted Malta team against Norway in Malta's home fixture of the 2011 European Shield after a last ditch call for him to play by Malta coach Anthony Micallef.
Based in Malta
, the Australian-Maltese
rugby league administrator has led the national team to win the 2010 RLEF European Bowl, joint first place (second on points differential) of the 2011 RLEF European Shield against Germany and Norway; and rates the second half performance of Malta against Norway in 2011 as the greatest half of football one of his
teams has been involved in - when the Maltese
scored 40 points to nil against their Scandinavian opposition.
In 2012, he
to win the Dove Men+Care International Series with a 2-0 home and away series whitewash over Denmark.
first years in coaching, Micallef experienced much success coaching at junior level in the Penrith District Junior Rugby League
in Australia with the St Marys club before his
move to Malta in 2008.
With the Maltese team, Micallef regularly praises the assistance of key senior players including national team captain Chris Parker and Bradford Bulls star Jarrod Sammut for their leadership and mentor roles they fulfill throughout visits to Malta in representing the national team.
The Malta Rugby League
(MRL) is directed by a voluntary Board of Directors based internationally across Malta, Australia and the United Kingdom.
, the MRL
is also assisted by the MRL Governing Council
, through the Rugby League European Federation
(RLEF), a Malta Development Officer - Anthony Micallef, is also based.