Malta head coach Joe Grima has named a 17-man squad for the historic first ever rugby league fixture on Maltese soil when the Malta Knights challenge France Espoirs in Malta on October 22.
Malta�s squad boasts an array of youth and experience and Grima echoes the player�s feelings in that he can�t wait for the historic fixture.
�excitement�I can�t wait and neither can the players� Grima says.
Boasting five current Premier League players and a range of the best up & coming and A Grade players, Malta will be skippered by ex NRL player and former Cronulla Sharks� Ben Sammut.
Named in the touring squad are 4 debutants; all of Premier League level and namely, Balmain Tigers� Luke Branighan, Newcastle Knights� Daniel Spiteri, Sydney City Roosters� Shane Shackelton and North Sydney Bears� Pat Galea.
Malta could well call on Maltese based locals to fill necessary spots come October.