Peter Malcolm (rugby union)

Peter Malcolm (born April 3, 1994) is an American rugby union player who plays hooker for the San Diego Legion in Major League Rugby (MLR) and the United States men's national team.

Peter Malcolm
Date of birth (1994-04-03) April 3, 1994 (age 26)
Place of birthParkland, Florida
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
SchoolStoneman Douglas High School
UniversityWheeling Jesuit University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team San Diego Legion
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017 Austin Huns    
Correct as of April 26, 2018
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016
2018–2019
2020-pres.
Ohio Aviators
Austin Elite
San Diego Legion
9
8
(5)
(0)
Correct as of April 26, 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–2017
2017
2017
2017–present
United States U20
United States U23
USA Selects
United States
 
 
3
11
 
 
5
15
Correct as of April 26, 2018
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2015 USA Falcons 1
Correct as of April 26, 2018

Malcolm previously played for the Ohio Aviators in the short-lived PRO Rugby, the Austin Huns and the Austin Elite in the MLR. Malcolm also played for the USA Falcons, the developmental side for the United States men's national rugby sevens team.

Early lifeEdit

Malcolm attended Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he played both football and rugby.[1] He was named a USA Rugby High School All American each of his four years in high school.[1] After graduating from Stoneman Douglas, he attended Wheeling Jesuit University where he continued to play rugby and was named a Collegiate All American.[1] In 2017, Malcolm moved to Austin, Texas, where he played for the Austin Huns.[2] The Huns won the 2017 National Championship, with Malcolm scoring a try in the championship final against New York Athletic Club.[3]

Club careerEdit

Ohio AviatorsEdit

Malcolm played for the Ohio Aviators in PRO Rugby's first and only season in 2016. Malcolm made his debut for the Aviators on May 1, starting in the Aviators' 51–17 victory over San Francisco.[4] He scored his first (and only) try for the Aviators on June 26, in the Aviators' 71–20 victory over San Francisco.[5]

Austin EliteEdit

Malcolm joined the Austin Elite for their inaugural season in 2018.[6] He was the first player to be signed by the Major League Rugby club.[6][7] Malcolm missed the entire 2018 season after sustaining a torn ACL.[8][9][10][11]

International careerEdit

USA FalconsEdit

Malcolm competed for the USA Falcons, the developmental side for the United States men's national rugby sevens team, at the Halloween 7s Elite Invitational Tournament that was held on October 31 and November 1, 2015.[6]

USA Junior All-AmericansEdit

Malcolm made his debut in international play with the United States men's national under-20 team (Junior All-Americans) in 2014 and played at the 2014 Junior World Rugby Trophy, making a start at number eight.[2]

USA Collegiate All-AmericansEdit

Malcolm served as captain of the Men's Collegiate All-Americans in a September 16, 2017 match against Oxford University.[6]

USA SelectsEdit

Malcolm was selected to represent the United States in the Selects' appearance in the 2017 World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge (APC).[12] He was named the team's captain by Head Coach Scott Lawrence.[13] He scored his first try for the Selects in a 48–26 defeat to Samoa.[14] He also started in 2017 APC victories over Uruguay[15] and Canada.[16]

USA EaglesEdit

Malcolm made his debut with the USA Eagles on February 4, 2017, starting in the Eagles' 29–23 victory over Uruguay in the 2017 Americas Rugby Championship.[17] Malcolm scored his first two tries for the Eagles in the Eagles' 57–9 victory over Chile on February 25, 2017.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Peter Malcolm". USA Rugby. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Peter Malcolm Joins Austin Huns". This is American Rugby. March 17, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Lyttle, Kevin (June 4, 2017). "Austin Huns grab club's 1st U.S. rugby championship". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ohio blasts San Francisco". Americas Rugby News. May 1, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "Ohio smash San Francisco in Obetz". Americas Rugby News. June 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d "Austin Elite Rugby Signs Peter Malcolm". DJ Coil Rugby. September 27, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "Peter Malcolm Joins Austin Elite Rugby". Austin Elite. September 27, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "Major League Rugby roster updates". Americas Rugby News. September 12, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Major League Rugby roster updates". Americas Rugby News. April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "MLR Season Preview – Austin Elite". Americas Rugby News. April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  11. ^ Arnold, Tyler (April 20, 2018). "Major League Rugby: What You Need To Know About The Inaugural Season". The Runner Sports. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  12. ^ Cahill, Calder (September 20, 2017). "Men's USA Selects set sights on APC". USA Rugby. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  13. ^ "Americas Pacific Challenge – USA Selects vs. Samoa A Preview". DJ Coil Rugby. October 6, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  14. ^ Frechette, Jake (October 7, 2017). "Samoa A Slices Through USA Selects". RugbyToday.com. United World Sports. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  15. ^ Frechette, Jake (October 11, 2017). "USA Selects Too Much For Uruguay A". RugbyToday.com. United World Sports. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "USA fend off Canada in Montevideo". Americas Rugby News. October 15, 2017. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  17. ^ "USA fight back to Secure Victory over Uruguay". Americas Rugby News. February 4, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  18. ^ "Second half blitz sees Eagles flatten Chile". Americas Rugby News. February 25, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.