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.

CLICK: To support South Africa's Rugby World Cup 2023 bid

READ: How Sport24's Rob Houwing rated the Boks

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).


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Saturday, 29 September 2018
South Africa v Australia, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 17:05
Sunday, 30 September 2018
Argentina v New Zealand, Estadio Jose Amalfitani 00:40
Saturday, 06 October 2018
South Africa v New Zealand, Loftus Versfeld 17:05
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Following the win over the All Blacks in Wellington, Springbok supporters will be counting down the days until the return fixture at Loftus on October 6. How do you see that match ending?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.