Malta name match day squad to face Oxford University RLFC in rugby encounter

Malta head coach Philip Humphrey has named his 19-man matchday squad to face Oxford University RLFC this Saturday (Kick-off: 3pm) at Marsa Rugby Ground with free admission.

The squad includes four overseas based players of which one is 16-year-old debutant Harrison Jewitt who plays for the Castleford Tigers Academy and is the younger brother of Malta international Alfie Jewitt.

Also named in the squad is former Parramatta Eels junior Josh Gatt who was released from the villa of reality television program Love Island earlier this week, and is one of no less than 15 domestic based players selected.

Malta head coach Philip Humphrey said that whilst the task of squad selections was a difficult one, it is rewarding to see players from across the Maltese rugby landscape all represented, and he’s confident the squad will put their best foot forward.

”As is becoming normal, I’ve had an enormously difficult task in doing the selection process due to the huge effort put in by all the players. In the end, I feel these 19 will show what it means to play for Malta. Now the exciting bit begins”.

”It’s a nice reflection of the rugby climate in Malta at the moment that there’s also a player from every Maltese rugby union club in today’s squad selection, a strength for the two rugby’s in their pursuit of development on the Maltese Islands”.

The Oxford University squad arrived in Malta on Monday morning and got into warm-weather training at Marsa the following morning.

Admission is free, supporters are encouraged to bring their picnic chairs and blankets, food and drinks, and the match kicks off at 3pm at Marsa Rugby Ground.

Australian match official Phil Kingsman will referee the fixture.

Malta head coach Philip Humphrey is assisted by Jonas Nahon and Anthony Micallef.

MALTA XIII VS OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Sven Camilleri

Josh Cassar

Karl Cassar

Shaun Chircop

Robin Cutajar

Brendan Dalton

Aidan Demicoli

James Donovan

Ryan Felice

Josh Gatt

Kyle Gauci

Philippe Ioffe

Alfie Jewitt

Harrison Jewitt

Jon Jon Micallef

Jean Scholey

Liam Scicluna

Karol Spiteri

Jean-Pierre Zarb

Malta XIII v Oxford University RLFC

Saturday 29 June 2024

Kick-off: 3pm

At Marsa Rugby Ground

Free admission

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