Malcolm Marx – One to watch
February 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
18 Year old Malcolm Marx, KES old boy and 2012 SA Schools hooker, started his senior rugby career with a bang scoring three tries in two starts for FNB UJ in their Varsity Cup campaign.
After receiving permission from SARU to play senior rugby he played off the bench in his first match and took over the starting #2 spot for the next two, scoring twice against Pukke and once against Ikeys.
The massive youngster has all the pedigree needed to make it at senior level having represented the Lions from primary school level up and SA Schools in 2012. I will not surprise me to see him called up to the u/20 Bok squad for the JRWC later this year.
(For interest sake compared with Bizzie and Ginger)
|Malcolm Marx||Bismark du Plessis||Steven Kitshoff|
South Africa – SA Schools 2012
Lions U18 Craven Week – 2012
SA Academy – SA Schools – 2011
Lions U16 Grant Khomo Week – 2010
Lions U13 U13 Coca-Cola Craven Week – 2007
The former KES schoolboy signed up with the Lions until 2014 on a junior contract and could also feature in the Lions Vodacom Cup campaign as the indications are that the Lions’ senior players will only see limited game time in the Vodacom Cup. The Lions Vodacom Cup team will be made up, mostly, of junior players while the senior players will focus on their Wooden Spoon Knockouts Preparation Programme.
I am always sceptical about using youngsters like this, especially in the front row, at senior level and hope that he will be used carefully to minimise the risk of injury. Big he might be but he is after all only 18 years old and just a kid starting to play with the big boys.
Hopefully he can emulate other KES old boys like Bryan Habana and Graeme Smith and build an illustrious sports career. Here’s wishing the youngster a successful rugby career!
Update: Malcolm was included in the u/20 Bok touring squad to Argentina for the pre-JRWC warm up matches against the Pumas.
Golden Lions in the touring squad: Albertus Smith, Kurshwill Williams, Malcolm Marx, Jannie Stander, Harold Vorster, Devon Marthinus