The Toronto Arrows re-signed Sam Malcolm for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old flyhalf is from Wanganui, New Zealand and is 5’7″ and 176 lbs.
Sam was a 2019 All-MLR Second XV selection. He played over 1200 minutes in 16 matches for the Arrows, scoring 152 points, which was third in MLR. He made 181 tackles, which ranked fourth on the team. He also made 69 kicks for 2594 meters. Following the 2019 season, he returned to New Zealand and played for his fifth season with the Manawatu Turbos in the Mitre 10 Cup.
Sam played rugby 15s, 7s, and touch rugby while at Wanganui High School. He played for the Manawatu Under-19s, and Hurricanes Under-20s. He also was part of New Zealand Under-20s extended training group and in 2014 trialed at halfback.
He played for both the New Zealand Universities in 2015 and the Hurricanes Development side in 2016. Sam attended Massey University, studying agri-commerce and played with the Varsity Rugby Club.
From 2015-2018, Sam played with the Manawatu amateur side and with the Manawatu Turbos in the Mitre Cup. Sam made 10 appearances with the Turbos in 2018, starting 7 times and has made 20 appearances.
Sam is capable of kicking from long-range and that should be an asset for the Toronto Arrows in 2019. In addition to playing both flyhalf and fullback, he is also a capable scrumhalf.