- DOB13 Jun 1996
A product of Saints Academy, Sale-born Mallinder has shown himself to be one of the Club’s brightest young talents since graduating from Rugby School – where he holds the record for most points scored by a student.
He made his first-team debut during the 2014/15 season, but really broke through the following season – and since announcing himself with a last-gasp try to beat Glasgow Warriors at Franklin’s Gardens in the European Champions Cup, has become a regular in the starting XV at fly-half, centre or fullback.
Versatile Mallinder has also impressed on the international scene too, captaining England Under-18s to victory over Portugal in the FIRA/AER Championship in 2014 before helping his side take the European crown with victory over Ireland in the final.
In May 2016, Mallinder was named in the England squad for the World Rugby Under-20s Championship taking place in Manchester; he went on to captain England to the final, as England were crowned World Champions with Mallinder scoring 23 points against Ireland.
Maturing noticeably over the course of the 2016/17 season, Mallinder showed his ability to handle pressure as he kicked the winning conversion to secure Saints’ European Champions Cup berth for the following season against Stade Francais.
Mallinder's performances earned him full England recognition and a place on the summer tour of Argentina, before continuing his progress in the 2017/18 season saw him named in Eddie Jones’ squad for the 2018 Six Nations, and earn his Club cap for 50 Saints appearances.