Former Camden Rams player on the verge of setting new record

Kyal Greene

Kyal Greene

Kyal Greene's next match could be the icing on a remarkable representative career that sets him off as one of the great Malta Knights performers of all time.

Should the 25 year-old local Camden Rams junior earn selection in any of the upcoming Internationals against Italy, Turkey and Wales, he'll move into extraordinary territory.

Greene, who spent a year playing semi-pro for the Hemel Stags in the UK, will edge past another great in Gateshead Thunder prop Chris Parker as Malta's most capped player if he runs out against Italy in their test match at Kirkham Park this weekend.

It would place him with 14 test caps; a feat unequalled in Malta's 15 years of participation in the International arena.

Greene, who has played the game in Malta, Australia, Fiji, UK, France and Ireland, is also on target to break this record on the ground where it all started for him.

Camden Rams is the club which saw Greene lace the boots from U10's all the way through to First Grade.

"Re-writing the record books after helping Malta to an unprecedented Emerging Nations World Championship last year is an achievement that we need to acknowledge," Malta coach Aaron McDonald said.

"The big forward, who has also pulled on the representative jerseys of Greater Southern Indigenous All Stars and NSW Universities, has been an important part of what we've achieved in recent years."

MRL General Manager David Axisa who has witnessed Greene's Maltese journey from the beginning said he was "a special talent".

"When I met him, he was the no nonsense quiet kid at training, showing up to every session with a steely focus," he said.

"I remember his 2015 debut like it was yesterday.

"We didn't get the win that day against Lebanon, but the bloke was actually selected to play in a Universities State of Origin match the night before our test match.

"Then he backs up playing 80 minutes for Malta in the Second Row scoring two tries - unbelievable."

Greene's name is yet to be read out in Saturday's 17 but it is a fait accompli once he runs out for his next match, he will become Malta's most capped player.