Malta select Falzon in squad

PROUD OF HIS HERITAGE: Nowra-Bomaderry Jets' Nathan Falzon has been selected in the Maltese squad for the upcoming International match. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

PROUD OF HIS HERITAGE: Nowra-Bomaderry Jets' Nathan Falzon has been selected in the Maltese squad for the upcoming International match. Photo: DAMIAN McGILL

MALTA Rugby League has named their squad for the upcoming international fixture against the Philippines next month and Nowra-Bomaderry Jets star Nathan Falzon has been chosen in the Knights squad.

The clash will be the Knights first game since their 58-12 loss to Ireland last October at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray and only their second game on Australian soil in the last decade.

Peter Cassar will take charge of the team to face off against the Tamaraws and is eager to finally get a game under his belt.

"Since the postponement of the game in Thailand last year due to the unfortunate passing of their Monarch, we've been keen to pull together and play some footy," Cassar said.

"We've been looking to add some players who have experience in a higher level of football, so there will be a few debutantes plucked out of New South Wales and Queensland competitions.”

Malta look set to enjoy a busy 2017 International schedule as the tiny nation seek to improve their ranking after dropping to 20th when the world body released the results back in November.

The match against the Philippines will take place on February 4, at New Era Stadium, kicking-off at 7.30pm, with the under 17s curtain-raiser from 4.15pm.

Knights squad: Jake Attard, Nathan Benson, Tyler Cassel, Luke Cauchi, Nathan Falzon, Jake Grace, Aaron Grech, Kyal Greene, Jake Lennox, Blake Phillips, CJ Rapinette, James Redman, Beau Sciberras, Ben Stone, Matthew Thompson, Jonathon Trott, Anthony Vella, Thomas Vella, Jake Webster, Aaron Weston and Dean Zammit.

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