Bulgaria: 0
Malta: 0

  • Doicho Slavin
  • Zarrin Galea,
  • Josh Gatt,
  • Alfie Jewitt,
  • Peter Debano,
  • Karl Cassar,
  • Zarrin Galea,
  • Zarrin Galea,
  • Zarrin Galea,
  • Josh Gatt

  • Kostadin Debrenliev (1/1)
  • Zarrin Galea (7/9)

  • James Sherwood,
  • Simeon Tsvetanov,
  • Vladislav Parizov,
  • Denis Ivanov,
  • Mihail Georgiev,
  • Tsvetan Rashev,
  • Kostadin Debrenliev,
  • Georgi Vаklinov,
  • Boris Spirov,
  • Miroslav Debreliev,
  • Hristian Ivanov,
  • Doicho Slavin,
  • Teodor Manchev.
  • Subs: Thomas Roshe,
  • Stanislav Borisov,
  • Antonio Ivanov,
  • James Mott
  • Zarrin Galea,
  • Jean Scholey,
  • Alfie Jewitt,
  • Reece Dimeech,
  • Mark Camilleri,
  • Karl Cassar,
  • Louis Singleton,
  • Dean Zammit,
  • Nicky Vella,
  • Jean-Pierre Zarb,
  • Kaine Dimeech,
  • Justin Davenport,
  • Josh Gatt.
  • Subs: Luke Musu,
  • Aiden Demicoli,
  • William Watts,
  • Peter Debano

Match report

Full back Zarrin Galea posted four tries together with 14 points from the boot, as Malta ran out convincing 50-6 winners over Bulgaria at the Lokomotice complex in Sofia.

Bulgaria took an early lead with a Doycho Slavin try and Kostadin Debrenliev conversion to delight the home crowd, but Malta found their feet to store 30 unanswered points by the break.

“It was a real team performance, there was some great individual shows out there, but the team effort across the park made me really proud,” said Malta head coach Roderick Attard.

Josh Gatt put in a sterling shift and scored a try double, skipper Karl Cassar and Alfie Jewitt also crossing for the visitors before coming off the field in the final minutes. Tensions threatened to boil over late in the match before forward Peter Debono went in for a debut try. 

Bulgaria head coach Adrien Frigola, noted “I’m obviously very disappointed with the result. However, I think there was a progression from our game against Turkey two weeks ago. Despite the score  line, I'm happy with the attitude in defence in some moments in the game. We still have a lot of work to do to be able to compete with teams like Malta but our team is young and time is on our side".

The Test Match can be replayed on: (366) Ръгби 13 - България - Малта - YouTube