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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.

Vital stats:
(For interest sake compared with Bizzie and Ginger)

Malcolm Marx Bismark du Plessis Steven Kitshoff
AGE 18 26 21
HEIGHT 1,88 1,89 1,83
WEIGHT 119 113 114


Prepresentative rugby:

South Africa – SA Schools 2012
Lions U18 Craven Week – 2012
SA Academy  РSA Schools Р2011
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

11 responses to Malcolm Marx – One to watch

  1. Provincefan are main lining your corn flakes ? Loose between 10 – 12 kgs ? Do me a favour.

  2. I have also known Malcolm from his gr 8 year and he has no extra mass and is toned. Every time I’ve watched him play he’s reminded me of Joe van Niekerk.Llet’s hope he doesn’t suffer the injury bug Joe had and that the Stormers don’t pull him and wreck yet another carreer.

  3. Morning provincefan, your comments about him having to lose 10 to 12 kg is crazy, i known Malcolm since his first days as GRADE 8 at KES. He played water polo with my son, I remember looking at this kid and thinking he looks like a boy who should be in Grade 10. His weight in grade 8 was 90kg, HE HAS NO FAT ON HIM , JUST MUSCLE.

  4. Have known Malcolm since he was in gr 8 at KES with my son – he was as big then as he is now. A talented, well-balanced kid with an awesome future ahead!

    • I’m glad we could keep him out of the Blue Bulls clutches :) as they signed just about every talented youngster over the last few years.

      And I hope the Lions will be a position in the future to retain him.

  5. Congratulations to Malcolm on making the Bok u/20 touring squad to Argentina

  6. I saw him today at KES festival. The boy has an aura about him.
    He has green and gold written all over him.

  7. He cant losse any weight – he is a very lean young man with a very big bone structure -maybe youshould get up nd close and see for yourself!!

  8. He looks like he needs a little conditioning. Probably needs to lose as much as 10-12 kg’s and pick up a lot of muscle in the progress.

  9. Only to be swallowed by the Sharks, Bulls or Stormers.

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