Springboks receive crushing blow with key star ruled out of RWC
The Springboks will have to do without hooker Malcolm Marx for the remainder of Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.
Springboks hooker Malcolm Marx has been ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup in France.
MALCOLM MARX RULED OUT OF RUGBY WORLD CUP
World-class Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx picked up a serious injury in training leading to speculation he could be out for some time. The worst possible scenario has played out for the Springboks and the player.
“Marx has been ruled out of the remainder of the Rugby World Cup in France with a long-term knee injury,” a statement from SA Rugby read.
WHO WILL REPLACE MARX FOR THE SPRINGBOKS?
The Springboks, meanwhile, have stated that they feel Bongi Mbonambi, Deon Fourie and Marco van Staden will provide adequate cover at hooker. Meanwhile, one of the following players from the standby list could also be called up:
- Lukhanyo Am (centre)
- Lood de Jager (lock)
- Jean-Luc du Preez (utility forward)
- Thomas du Toit (prop)
- Joseph Dweba (hooker)
- Herschel Jantjies (scrumhalf)
- Pollard (flyhalf)
- Evan Roos (No 8)
- Gerhard Steenekamp (prop)
Meanwhile, the defending world champion Boks face Romania on Sunday at 3pm in their second pool match.
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