Rachel Ann Malcolm made her Scotland Women debut as a replacement in the first Women's Rugby World Cup Qualifier against Spain at Scotstoun Stadium in November 2016.
She started in the Women’s Six Nations opener against Ireland at Broadwood Stadium in 2017, but sustained and injury that sidelined her for the rest of the campaign.
Malcolm led Scotland as captain in their 2018 Six Nations campaign against England.
She took up rugby in 2015 and was selected as captain of Loughborough Lightning in the English Tyrells Premier 15s, which was launched in 2017/18. Malcolm has just completing her PhD in environmental physiology, and has a sports and exercise science bachelor's degree, and a masters degree in exercise physiology. She plays for Tyrells Premier XVs side Loughborough Lightning, where she is also the captain.
Malcolm’s older brother Donald is a former Scotland U19 international representative. Her younger brother James has also represented Scotland at U18 and U20 level, and is now signed with Glasgow Warriors.
Outside of rugby, Malcolm has represented Scotland at U17, U18 and U21 hockey.
Date of birth: 23/05/91
Scotland Debut: November 2016
Place of birth: Glasgow
Italy, Ireland, Wales, South Africa
Wales, France, England, Ireland, Italy
Spain (replacement), Spain (replacement)