Cape Town - Following Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx’s heroics against the All Blacks at Newlands this past weekend, SA Rugby has wasted no time in securing the player’s services for the next three years.
According to Netwerk24, Marx on Sunday morning signed a tripartite contract with SA Rugby and the Golden Lions that will keep him in South Africa until at least 2020.
The 23-year-old was South Africa’s best player on the park in the narrow 25-24 defeat to New Zealand.
He was instrumental on defence and with ball in hand and also won several penalties at the breakdown which got the Springboks out of trouble on countless occasions.
His lineout throwing was also much more accurate, with the Boks winning 13 of 14 on their own throw.
The official man-of-the-match accolade went to All Black fullback Damian McKenzie, but several pundits felt Marx deserved the award.
A New Zealand website even gave the Bok hooker a perfect 10 out of 10 in their ratings.