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‘Completely unbelievable’: Bok hooker sings Kurt-Lee’s praises



  • Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx mentioned teammate Kurt-Lee Arendse’s efficiency within the 63-21 win towards Italy on Saturday was unbelievable.
  • Arendse scored two tries and assisted within the final one, with Marx additionally scoring one because the rolling maul lastly discovered its voice.
  • Marx was proud of how their attacking form got here proper, however felt there was extra room for enchancment.

In Genoa

Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx was lavish in his reward for teammate Kurt-Lee Arendse, who scored a brace of tries of their 63-21 pummeling of Italy in Genoa on Saturday.

Marx, who got here on as a second-half substitute for Bongi Mbonambi, additionally scored, however it was Arendse’s opening strive that set the attacking platform for the Boks.

Arensde additionally offered the help for Cobus Reinach’s strive that pushed the Boks previous the 60-point mark, however it was the opening strive that stayed with Marx.

The Boks did path 13-8 at one level within the sport, however as soon as they wrested management early within the second half, they punished the hosts.

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“I believed he was completely unbelievable. I imply, to complete the primary strive in the way in which that he did was unbelievable,” Marx mentioned.

“I feel he had two or three defenders coming in on the cross cowl and he nonetheless managed to get the ball down.

“I feel he had a completely nice sport.”

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The Boks’ attacking show and medical nature within the 22m space was an enormous enchancment from their defeats towards Eire (19-16) and France (30-26), the place they performed properly however did not get returns on their investments.

That wasn’t the case on the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, particularly within the second half the place their attacking touches typically became gold.

Marx mentioned they have been working arduous on their attacking and ending, however higher circumstances within the Italy sport allowed issues to stream for them.

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“It isn’t like we weren’t attacking, however completely different video games carry completely different circumstances, however we’re having fun with rugby fairly a bit proper now,” Marx mentioned.

“The primary two video games on tour may have gone our manner, one or two calls did not go our manner and one or two calls may have gone our manner.

“Nevertheless, there’s lots that we are able to enhance on, no matter what the rating was. There have been errors and there have been at all times issues we may enhance on.”

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