The New England Free Jacks re-signed LeRoux Malan for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old center (24 in March) is 6’3” and 210 lbs.
LeRoux played 1287 minutes in 17 matches, starting 16, and scored 5 tries for the Free Jacks in 2022. He then was selected to the Namibia National Team for their November internationals and earned two caps.
LeRoux was born in Windhoek, Namibia, and attended Paarl Boys High School outside of Cape Town, South Africa, where he played for the 1st XV. In 2018 he was signed with the Natal Sharks to a junior provincial contract and played inside center in the U19 Currie Cup. He played both center and wing while with the Sharks, making his professional debut in the 2019 Supersport Challenge, scoring a try in his debut season. He then competed with the team in the U21 Currie cup in 2019 and 2020. In addition, Le Roux was a regular with the senior Super Rugby wider squad in recent years.
In 2020 le Roux attended the University of Cape Town, playing in the Varsity Cup for the Ikey Tigers and making it to the Cup finals.