Peter Malcolm to Hook for Austin Elite Rugby
Austin Elite Rugby introduced Peter Malcolm yesterday as its first signed player. Peter graduated from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where he played both rugby and football. Upon graduation, he continued playing rugby at Wheeling Jesuit University where he was named a Collegiate All American.
Malcolm was also selected to play with the USA Falcons at the Halloween 7s that was held in St. Petersburg, Florida on October 31 and November 1, 2015. Developmental national sides from the USA, Argentina and Canada, as well as current Academy sides, Tiger Rugby, Rugby Utah and the Denver 7s also participated. This tournament provided high-performance opportunities for athletes and a selection vehicle for inclusion in the HSBC Sevens Series.
For the Austin Elite Rugby team, he will play hooker. That is the position where he earned 7 caps for the US Eagles. He is a versatile player, as he played hooker and flanker in the inaugural PRO Rugby season with the Ohio Aviators.
Malcolm has adjusted well to the city of Austin, where he helped lead the Austin Huns to win the USA Club National Championship. Peter’s depth and intensity will make for amazing rugby in Major League Rugby this spring.
Peter captained the USA Men’s Collegiate All-Americans against Oxford University on September 16, 2017, at Talen Energy Stadium, in Chester, PA. This was played prior to the Aviva Premiership Rugby match between the Newcastle Falcons and the Saracens.
After the match he was named to the USA Rugby Selects that will play in the Americas Pacific Challenge in Uruguay, Oct. 7-15, 2017. The team will play Samoa A, Uruguay A and Canada A on Oct. 7, 11, and 15, respectively. Austin Huns player, Hanco Germishuys was also named to the team.
Article by Doug Coil
Austin Elite Rugby Signings
- Alain Hyardet – Head Coach
- Rick Medina – Corporate Sales Manager
- Emma Powell – Marketing Content Manager
- Peter Malcolm – Hooker
- Zinzan Elan-Puttick – Fullback
- Sione Fangaihuia – Center
- Vetekina Malafu – Wing
- Michael Reid – Scrumhalf
- Mason Pedersen – Loosehead Prop
- Zac Mizell – Flyhalf, Utility Back