Jarrod Sammut named in Malta squad for international test

Josh McAllister
Jarrod Sammut Barrow Raiders SWpix

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Barrow half-back Jarrod Sammut has been named in the Malta 19-man squad to face Montenegro this Saturday for an international test match.

Malta head coach Roderick Attard has named his squad for the inaugural Medieval Shield against Montenegro.

Sammut has been released for international duty by his club Barrow for the weekend. The Championship side host Workington Town on Sunday.

Malta boss on squad

“On paper, this is surely one of the best squads Malta has put together,” said Attard. “It’s exciting to see what the team can do together for a home crowd this Saturday night.

“We’ve got highly skilled players joining us from a couple of the overseas leagues and we’re ready to put on a show.

“As a coach, it’s never easy to drop players from the squad. But the players not selected should keep their heads held high and should know that I appreciate all their effort and their time that has gone into the preparation for this international. I thank them all and they’re still part of our team.”

The Medieval Shield between Malta and Montenegro will be hosted at Mosta FC’s Charles Abela Stadium, kick-off 7:00pm.

Several players will be making the trip from England, including Hunslet’s Dean Zammit. The prop has joined the League 1 side for the 2022 campaign.

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Malta 19-man squad

Scott Beerman (AĦMAR), Jarrod Sammut (Barrow Raiders), Karl Cassar (Drighlington), Dean Zammit (Hunslet), Mark Camilleri, Jeremy Dela, Kyle Gauci (IKHAL), Robin Cutajar, James Grech, Nicky Vella, Jean-Pierre Zarb (ISWED), Joe Briggs (London Chargers RL), Kaine Dimech (Medway Dragons Rugby League Football Club), Andrew Muscat (Salford City Roosters), Cameron Gatt, Josh Gatt, Nathan Gatt, Chris Mercieca (unattached), Zarrin Galea (Wynnum Manly Seagulls).

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