Kubota Spears confirm signing of Bok hooker Malcolm Marx

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Japanese Top League outfit the Kubota Spears on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx.

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Marx was one of four Lions players who exercised SA Rugby's 21-day exit clause in May. The clause was brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the other Lions players who took the option were Ruan Vermaak, Tyrone Green and Shaun Reynolds.

Marx's previous stint in Japan was at the beginning of the year when he played for the NTT Communications Shining Arcs, before the season was cancelled.

"I would like to thank Kubota and Kubota Spears for giving me the opportunity to be part of the team. It's a great honour to be a part of a proud organisation like Kubota," Marx told the club's official website.

The 26-year-old added: "I really respect Japanese culture and I'm pleased to be back in Japan and I'm really looking forward to being part of the Kubota Spears. I hope that Kubota Spears can contribute both inside and outside the field to achieve their goals."

The Spears are coached by former Bulls and Lions mentor Frans Ludeke, and have other South Africans Ruan Botha, David Bulbring and Gerhard van den Heever on their books.

Former Cheetahs and Bulls loose forward Lappies Labuschagne, who has played Test rugby for Japan, is also at the club.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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