Malan returns to New England for his second season with the Free Jacks. Malan attended one of the world’s premier rugby schools, Paarl Boys High School outside of Cape Town, South Africa where he played for the 1st XV. In the middle of one of the most competitive leagues in the country, Malan’s performances on the pitch did enough to earn him the attention of the Natal Sharks who signed him to a junior provincial contract in 2018. The young Namibian made his professional breakthrough in the 2019 Supersport Challenge where he scored a try for the Sharks in his debut season. He then competed with the team in the U21 Currie cup in 2019 and 2020. After an impressive first year in New England earning the 2022 Back of the Year Award, the speedy backline player is excited for round two in Quincy!