Malcolm Marx rugby player
Malcolm Marx rugby player

Malcolm Marx

13th Jul 1994 1.89m/112kg Hooker

A powerful hooker with an array of talents, Malcolm Marx has joined a long list of world-class South African hookers.

Marx started his rugby career in the backline, at school, but slowly made his way into the forward pack appearing at flank and eight-man for KES and the Lions Craven Week side before his final year of school when former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer suggested he moved into the front row, which earned him a call up to the SA Schools side.

In the 2013 Varsity Cup Marx made 8 appearances for UJ and scoring 4 tries. In the same year he played Lions U19 and scored 4 tries in that season on his way to earning the Golden Lions U19 Forward Of The Year.

Having represented SA Academy, SA Schools and the SA U20 side it would be a matter of time until he played Super Rugby and in 2015 he made his run on debut for the Lions.

Marx cemented his position at the Lions and helped his side to the 2016 Super Rugby final, where the Lions were beaten by the Hurricanes.

His fine form with the Lions saw him being named in the 2016 Springbok squad ahead of the Rugby Championship. He made his international debut, off the bench, against the All Blacks in Christchurch.

Marx was given his first test start against France in June 2017 and cemented his spot in the Springboks no.2 jersey starting the other 2 test against the French and all 6 of the Springboks Rugby Championship matches.

In October 2017, he signed a dual contract with SA Rugby and the Golden Lions that will keep him in South Africa until at least 2020.

Ahead of the 2018 season, Marx made 38 Super Rugby appearances, scoring 75 points since his debut against the Cheetahs in 2014.

The young hooker suffered an injury in May and will miss the June Internationals.

Marx returned in fantastic form for the Lions, helping the side to the Super Rugby Final for the third year in a row.

He featured in 16 of the Lions 19 Super Rugby matches and was the top try scoring forward in the competition with 12 tries.

He was recalled to the Springboks squad ahead of the 2018 Rugby Championship where he will look to add to his 14 Test caps and 3 tries.

Malcolm Marx heads into the 2018 Rugby Championship with 14 test caps.

JW August 18


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