Malcolm Marx is the G.O.A.T. rugby player who has done his country proud. He has shown his prowess in the field and has risen to become one of the top South African professional rugby players. He has represented his nation internationally and has brought home many wins. He is a player for the RSA and the Lions.
His regular position is a hooker. He however one time played as a flanker at the youth level for the Golden Lions. Who is Malcolm Marx? Read down below to learn all about his life, family, and career.
Malcolm Marx profile summary
- Name: Malcolm Justine Marx
- Date of birth: July 13, 1994
- Malcolm Marx age: 25
- Zodiac sign: Cancer
- Nationality: South African
- Malcolm Marx height: 6’2” (1.88m)
- Malcolm Marx weight: 251lb (114kg)
- Malcolm Marx Instagram: @malcolm_marx
- Malcolm Marx Net worth: $1 million-$5million
Malcolm Marx biography
He was born German Stan. He spent a bit of his childhood there before moving to Johannesburg, then to Cape Town for a year. He later moved back to Johannesburg and has been a resident there ever since.
Malcolm Marx family
He, together with his brother Jean, who is also a rugby player, was raised by a single mother. Speaking to Springbok Stories, he said that one of their biggest dreams was to make their mother proud since she had been supporting their career from the start.
He went to King Edward VII School, where he passed and enrolled in the University of Johannesburg.
Malcolm Marx wife
The South Africa rugby star is not married yet. He is, however, presently dating Kirsten Grant, a medical doctor and amateur chef who according to her social media posts loves cooking.
He started playing rugby at school at the backline at first. He worked his way up to the forward pack, making appearances at flank and eight-man for KES and Lions Craven Week side before he completed school. His former Springbok Coach, Heyneke Meyer, was the one who saw the talent in him and suggested he be moved to the front row, which earned him a call up to the SA School side.
He played for the Golden Lions for several tournaments. He took part in the Under-13 Craven Week Competitions in 2007, and in 2010, he represented the team in the under-16 Khomo Week tournament.
In 2011, he was part of a South Africa Academy side, and after the Under-18 Craven Week competition in 2012, he was selected in the South Africa School side playing against France and England.
He made eight appearances and scored four tries while playing for the University of Johannesburg in the Varsity Cup 2013. Also, in the 2013 Under-19 Provincial Championship competition, he was a regular for the Golden Lions U19 side. During the tournament, he made thirteen appearances and scored four tries and was named the Golden Lions U19 Forward of the Year.
He was also part of the South Africa Under-20 side for the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.
Malcolm Marx Lions
He made his first senior appearance for the Golden Lions in the 2014 Vodacom Cup. The team started their 18-16 opening with a victory after winning against the Leopards. The same year, he was included in the Super Rugby Lions team to play in the 2014 Super Rugby season. He also played for the team in the 2017 and 2018 Super Rugby seasons.
Malcolm Marx Springboks
He was first nominated for the Boks in 2016, playing for the 2016 Rugby Championship and making three appearances. He made his first game for the team on September 12th, 2016.
He became a regular starter for the RSA Rugby team in 2017. In June 2017, he was named the man of the match after his excellent performance in the first three tests against France. He was blasted for his performance against New Zeland in round three of the 2017 Rugby Championship. Currently, he is under the guidance of Frans Ludeke, the coach of the South Africa Rugby Union.
Malcolm Marx injury
On March 17, 2018, the rugby player got injured during the Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves at Emirates Park in Johannesburg. This incident resulted in him being benched from any game for six weeks.
2019 Rugby World Cup
He was part of South Africa’s squad in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. SA won the Cup after defeating England in the finals.
Malcolm Marx 2020
This year as a part of South Africa’s rugby ISP scheme, the players and staff were given 21 days to leave their franchises. Marx took advantage of this opportunity to cancel his Lions contract. Other players who departed from the Johannesburg-based outfit include Ruan Vermaak, Tyrone Green, Shaun Reynolds, and coach Neil de Bruin.
Malcolm Marx Japan
The Boks hooker is currently stuck in Japan after failing to get out before the lockdown restrictions started. He is not the only South African in the country, and his teammates Sylvian Mahuza and Robert Kruger, are there too.
Malcolm Marx tattoo
The Lions star has sleeve tattoos on his right arm. In 2018, he participated in the 2019 World Cup in Japan and was urged to cover up their ink in public.
Q & As
Here are the answers to the most asked questions about the Boks hooker.
How old is Malcolm Marx?
He is currently 25 years old. He celebrated his birthday on June 13, and this year he will be turning 26.
Who does Malcolm Marx play for?
He has been playing for the Lions since 2014 but cancelled his contract with the team this year.
Where is Malcolm Marx playing for?
The star went to Japan to represent his country in the Rugby World Cup. He will return to South Africa in June 2020.
Is Malcolm Marx injured?
No. He was however injured in the 2018 Super Rugby match and was pulled out for six weeks.
Due to his hard work and practice, Malcolm Marks has emerged to be one of the top rugby players in South Africa. He is still young, and we hope to see him on the field more.