Spotlight: Malcolm Marx

When people start talking about who the first name on your team sheet should be, the conversation often comes down to two men. Malcolm Marx is one of them.

By Edward Kerr
14th February
By Edward Kerr
14th February

Probably the greatest hooker in world rugby at the moment, Malcolm Marx is redefining what it means to wear a number two on your back.

For more information on what the numbers on the player cards mean, take a look at this.

It goes without saying that Marx finished last season as the highest scoring hooker on the game, but the margin between him and second place was quite a distance. With a points per game ratio of 43.91, there is perhaps only one player that you might look beyond to as the first name on your team sheet.

Only Codie Taylor beats Marx for metres per game (27.51 and 27.56 respectively), but his defenders beaten and tries beats all of his competition. One of his other great strengths comes in the form of turnovers won; 21 through last season is far and above his competition.

The Lions start their journey away to the Jaguares in what will undoubtedly be a tough match; despite this, Henry has them down for a win in a fixture that normally favours the home side. Expect Marx to be at the forefront.

The Rugby Magazine

Filed under: Super Rugby, The Scout, Lions
Written by: Edward Kerr
Follow: @edwardrkerr · @therugbymag

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