Jarrod Sammut, a half-Maltese Australian native, and former Maltese National Rugby Squad member has been absolutely destroying it on the pitch with his new team, The London Broncos.
In the past, Sammut has represented Malta in both Rugby League (13 players), and in Rugby Union (15 players) – which eventually caused a bit of controversy. In October 2008, Sammut represented Malta during the 2011 Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Croatia, where he kicked three penalties, one goal, and one conversion – scoring 11 of Malta’s points in their 16-18 loss.
He would go on to play Malta’s RWC qualifier against Sweden, only to be pulled from the pitch after the National Rugby League in Australia learned that he was playing Rugby Union and not Rugby League.
Since his controversial days representing Malta, Sammut has played for multiple clubs in Australia, Wales, and England, including: The Penrith Panthers (Sydney), Crusaders RL (Wales), Bradford Bulls (Yorkshire, England), Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Yorkshire, England), Workington Town (Cumbria, England), and now the London Broncos (London, England) – primarily as a half-back in Rugby League.
Currently in the middle of a two-year contract with the London Broncos, Sammut has been absolutely killing it.
Here are some quick highlights from the Broncos’ most recent match against the Warrington Wolves, where Sammut sliced through the defence like a knife through butter. A hat-trick of tries later, Sammut’s team still took home a loss – but the crowd was clearly impressed by his performance.