Team

Sam Malcolm

Malcolm, 26, will be back with the Arrows for a fifth campaign after featuring in 37 matches (36 starts) for the club since its inaugural season in 2019.

The five-foot-nine, 180-pound back holds club records in several statistical categories, including points (320), conversions (78), penalty goals (52), goal kicking accuracy (81.8%), and kicks in play (164).

The 2022 vice captain booted an even 20 penalties and 20 conversions across last year’s MLR season, marking the second time the club’s all-time points leader has reached the 100-point milestone in a MLR campaign. Malcolm’s 320 total points rank third on MLR’s all-time points list, sitting only behind Sam Windsor (491) and Joe Pietersen (420).

Malcolm’s career totals also include 1,214 carry metres on 140 carries, 353 tackles (87.8% completion), 12 dominant tackles, 24 tackle breaks, 13 offloads, six linebreaks, two breakdown steals, and one try. Arrow #10’s impressive performances have earned him spots on two end-of-season All-MLR teams: the back picked up 2nd XV and Honourable Mention honours in 2019 and 2022, respectively.

The Kiwi holds the distinction of being the only non-Canadian to captain the Arrows in a MLR match.

Updated: Aug. 5, 2022

Position Fly-half
Height 5'9"
Weight 180lbs
Hometown Wanganui, New Zealand
Grassroots Club Kaierau
University Club Massey University
Arrow # 10