Le Roux Malan
Born in the Namibian capital of Windhoek, Le Roux Malan attended one of the world’s premier rugby schools, Paarl Boys High School. The Western Cape schoolboy league is known to be the most competitive in South Africa, and although Malan did not represent Western Province at age-group level, his form for ‘Boishaai’ was so impressive that he caught the attention of the Sharks, who duly offered him a junior provincial contract. Le Roux made an immediate impact in Durban, completely dominating the local club leagues and making the number 12 his own in the U19 Currie Cup.
Although his speed and power through contact saw Malan shift to the wing for the Final of the 2018 competition, his ability to straighten the line with intelligent diagonal runs made numerous pundits compare him to a young Damian de Allende. A 20-year-old Le Roux made his senior professional debut in the 2019 Supersport Challenge, and he continued to brush off defenders in the U21 Currie Cup of both 2019 and 2020. Capable of fulfilling the role of both battering ram and distributor, Malan’s ability of offload in contact made him perfectly suited to join the expansive UCT Ikeys in the Varsity Cup. His move back to the Cape proved to be a masterstroke, with Le Roux emerging as one of the standout performers of the 2021 competition.
DOB: 31 March 1999
Current Team: University of Cape Town
2020 - 2021
University of Cape Town (Varsity Cup)
2019 - 2020
Natal Sharks (U21 Currie Cup)
2018 - 2019
Natal Sharks (U21 Currie Cup, Supersport Challenge)
2017 - 2018
Natal Sharks (U19 Currie Cup)
2016 - 2017
Paarl Boys High School (1st XV)