Rugby Championship

Kiwi website awards Marx a 'perfect 10'

2017-10-08 22:34
Malcolm Marx (Gallo)

Cape Town - Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx put in a "perfect" performance in the Rugby Championship defeat to the All Blacks at Newlands on Saturday.

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That's according to respected New Zealand Herald writer, Chris Rattue who, when rating the performances of players from both teams, awarded Marx the only 10/10 mark.

In a 25-24 losing cause, the official stats showed that Marx made 92m from 13 carries. 

Marx also made two tackle breaks, one of which resulted in a try to Jean-Luc du Preez, and scored a try himself from a rolling maul. Marx also won four turnovers on the ground and made 15 tackles.

In giving Marx a perfect 10, Rattue said: Magnificent. Loads of brutal runs, turnovers, tackles. Helped make a try, scored another. Unbelievable game - a new world star?

Other Springboks to impress Rattue were loosehead Steven Kitshoff and skipper Eben Etzebeth who both scored 9/10.

Despite a gallant effort at Newlands, the Boks ended their 2017 Rugby Championship campaign in third place overall with a record that read played six, won two (v Argentina), lost two (v All Blacks) and drew two (v Wallabies).

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