Marfo’s leap from no club to facing New Zealand
Scotland’s new prop Darryl Marfo is looking forward to an almost implausible weekend match-up against world champions New Zealand at Murrayfield on Saturday, just three months after being without a club. The 27-year-old London-born loosehead has had a fairytale rise up the ranks in the last weeks, not long after he considered giving up the game because he ‘needed money.’ He conceded “it would have been a stretch to believe six months ago,” after making his Test debut on Saturday in Scotland’s 44-38 win over Samoa at Murrayfield. At the start of the season Marfo was without a club after a shortterm contract with Bath ended. He chanced his luck on Edinburgh needing reinforcements after Allan Dell’s injury on the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, sending them an e-mail offering his services. He was taken up on his offer and injuries to other players saw him in the first team quickly and then called up by Scotland.