|Malta and Denmark name teams for tomorrow’s international|
Malta officials are hoping for an encouraging crowd on what is expected to be a warm afternoon at Hamrun tomorrow when the Malta national team hosts Denmark in the opener of the Dove Men+Care International Series at Victor Tedesco Stadium.
Both coaches named their teams this morning, the Danes a rather unchanged line-up to that which defeated Sweden 122-8 in April while the Maltese introduce eight new faces to the national team.
Malta coach Anthony Micallef has five debutants in the starting 13, naming Gateshead Spartans playmaker Paul Parkinson at halfback while Sliema Stompers’ prop Dragan Cerketa is set to become a dual rugby international after impressing throughout the local Dove Men+Care Championship.
The Danish Lions will be led at prop by player coach Nigel Kitching. Kitching has named all but two of his eight try scorers that collected a combined 22 tries against Sweden six weeks ago.
Australian referee Phill Browne will officiate the international with Nadia Gosney and Mark Hewson his touch judges.
Gates open at 4pm, kick off at 5pm.