James Malcolm (rugby union)

James Malcolm (born 23 September 1994 in Glasgow , Scotland) is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Glasgow Warriors at the hooker or prop positions.

James Malcolm
Birth nameJames Thomas Malcolm
Date of birth (1994-09-23) 23 September 1994
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
SchoolHutchesons' Grammar School
UniversityUniversity of Strathclyde
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Glasgow Hutchesons Aloysians
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Glasgow Warriors
Doncaster Knights
13 (10)
Correct as of 29 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Scotland U17
Scotland U18
Scotland U20


Correct as of 29 June 2015

Rugby Union career

Amateur career

Malcolm joined Ayr Rugby Club at the start of the 2013–14 season.[1]

He is also part of the University of Strathclyde's Elite Athlete programme, which enables gifted sportsmen and women to balance training and competition with their academic courses, where he studies Mechanical Engineering.[2]

Malcolm was drafted to Marr in the Scottish Premiership for the 2017-18 season.[3]

Malcolm has been drafted to Ayr in the Scottish Premiership for the 2018-19 season.[4]

Professional career

Malcolm secured an Elite Development Programme and was aligned to Glasgow Warriors for the 2014–15 season.[5] This meant he could continue playing for Ayr RFC whilst training and challenging for a place at the Warriors.

He made his competitive debut for the Warriors on 7 November 2015 in a Pro12 match away to Cardiff Blues at Cardiff Arms Park. The Warriors won the match 35–30.[6]

He graduated from the Scottish Rugby Academy and signed a professional contract with Glasgow Warriors on 23 March 2016.[7]

He joined Doncaster Knights on loan on 7 September 2018.[8]

Representative career

In February 2018 Malcolm was called up to the senior Scotland squad for the 2018 Six Nations Championship.[9]


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