Malacchi Esdale

  • 28Age
  • 6′2"Height
  • 210 lbWeight
Caps18 (7s)
PositionWing (XV)
Date Of BirthMay 4, 1995
Place of BirthNewark, DE
SchoolUniversity of Central Florida
ClubOrlando Griffins
DebutVancouver Sevens 2021 (7s)
Rugby World CupsCape Town 2022 (7s)

Originally from Newark, Delaware, Malacchi Esdale first found rugby in high school after moving to Naples Florida, first playing when he was 17. Targeting a football scholarship, Esdale move back up the east coast, where after playing football at ASA College in New York, Esdale transferred to the University of Miami to try to play there. When it didn’t work out, he moved to University of Central Florida to be a student, but quickly found his way back to rugby. He played for UCF’s club team before joining the Orlando Griffins.

In 2017, Esdale found a spot with the Houston SaberCats for the inaugural season in 2018, keeping on the 15s pitch before joining Mike Friday's sevens residency in Chula Vista in 2020. "Mal" as he is referred to by close friends and teammates, made the Tokyo Olympic squad as a traveling reserve in 2021, and later his HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series debut in Canada that fall.

Malacchi Esdale 2023
Connect with Malacchi