Try Tag Rugby All-Stars defend their crown
The London Try Tag Rugby All-Stars team claimed first prize at the Malta International Tag Rugby Festival with a 6-1 win over Birkirkara Falcons U18s in the final match held at the Victor Tedesco Stadium in Ħamrun.
The 10 participating teams included eight from Malta and 1 from Gozo, 9 teams which were defeated by the All-Stars for the second successive year.
The festival saw the top two teams proceed to the final after a round-robin draw, and the All-Stars were tested early by the Falcons youths, but consolidated in the second half after taking a 3-1 lead into half-time.
The Falcons were the runners up and best men’s team. Players Aaron Borg, Andrew Vella and Andre Galea claimed the best domestic team award.
This year’s festival saw a growth in local participation numbers.
The 2012 Malta International Tag Rugby Festival Standings were as follows: (1) Try Tag Rugby All-Stars, (2) Birkirkara Falcons U18’s, (3) Kavallieri RFC Youths, (4) LivingWell Health Club, (5) Gozo Rugby Club, (6) The Pit, (7) The Knights, (8) Sliema Stompers Ladies, (9) Birkirkara RFC, (10) Birkirkara OLI.