Justin Marshall

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Justin Marshall
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Full name Justin Warren Marshall
Date of birth (1973-08-05) 5 August 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Mataura, Southland, New Zealand
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
School Gore High School
Notable relative(s) Jack Taylor (uncle)
Lloyd Ashby (uncle)
Daryl Gibson (cousin)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Halfback/Scrum-half
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
ChCh HSOB[citation needed]
correct as of 12:55, 11 May 2008 (UTC).
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–2006

2006–2008
2008–2009
2009–2010
Leeds Tykes
Ospreys
Montpellier
Saracens
25

27
28
32
(21)

(40)
(23)
(11)
correct as of 12:00, 14 May 2010 (UTC).
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1992–1994
1995–2004
Southland
Canterbury
15
60
(21)
(196)
correct as of 12:00, 14 May 2010 (UTC).
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–2005 Crusaders 105 (118)
correct as of 12:55, 11 May 2008 (UTC).
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995–2005 New Zealand 81 (140)
correct as of 12:55, 11 May 2008 (UTC).

Justin Warren Marshall, MNZM (born 5 August 1973) is a former New Zealand rugby union player. He was born in Mataura and educated in Gore before settling in Christchurch. Marshall played 81 games for the New Zealand All Blacks between 1995 and 2005. He is now a Sky Sports commentator in New Zealand for most All Blacks games and other provincial level matches.

Rugby union career[edit]

marshall began his rugby union career with Southland and was then asked to join Christchurch by Canterbury coach Vance Stewart. It was whilst here that Marshall first made the break into the All Blacks side for the 1995 tour of Italy and France. Marshall was just 22 when he made his début against France in a 37–12 win.

In 1997 Marshall was made captain of New Zealand and led out his team in four tests in Great Britain, becoming the All Blacks' 54th Test Captain. In moving to Europe, Marshall retired from international rugby with the All Blacks in 2005. He made 81 appearances for the All Blacks, with a record of 61 wins, 1 draw and just 19 defeats. Marshall is the highest capped scrum half in All Blacks history. He has scored a record 24 Test tries for New Zealand, a tally that more than doubles the next best for an All Blacks scrum half, held by Sid Going.

Marshall played for Canterbury in the National Provincial Championship,[1] the Crusaders in the Super 12 competition, and the All Blacks. However, his New Zealand contract ran out after the 2005 Lions tour,[2] and he signed to play the 2005–06 season for Leeds Tykes in the English Premiership.[3] However, following the relegation of Leeds from the Premiership, Marshall left the club at the end of the season. On 25 April 2006 it was announced he had signed for the Welsh regional side Ospreys on a two-year contract beginning in September 2006.[4] Before signing for Ospreys, Marshall indicated an interest in returning to New Zealand to once again be an All Black and play in the World Cup, even being prepared to play for Auckland.[5] On 16 July 2008 Ospreys announced that Marshall had been released from his contract early,[6] and he signed for Top 14 side Montpellier.[7] On 15 January 2009 he signed for Saracens on a contract to the end of the 2008–09 season.[8]

Throughout the 2009–10 season, whilst continuing to play for Saracens, Marshall was a pundit and commentator on BBC Wales rugby programme Scrum V.[9] At the end of that season, he announced the end of his playing career with a view to moving back to New Zealand to focus on his broadcasting career there.[10]

In April 2013, Marshall made an unexpected comeback, taking the field for club side Wakatipu, at the age of 39.[11]

Profile[edit]

  • NPC teams: Southland Stags (1992–1994), Canterbury (1995–2004)
  • NPC games: 75 games (60 Canterbury, 15 Southland)
  • NPC points: 450 points (60 tries, 50 drop-goals)
  • Ranfurly Shield games: 24 games (challenges/defenses)
  • Ranfurly Shield points: 62 points
  • Super 12 team: Canterbury Crusaders (1996–2005)
  • Super 12 games: 125 games
  • Super 12 points: 169 points (24 tries, 18 drop-goal)
  • English rugby team: Leeds Tykes (2005–2006)
  • Tykes games: 25 games (including Heineken European Cup appearances)
  • Tykes points: 21 (3 tries, 2 drop-goals)
  • Welsh rugby team: Ospreys (2006–)
  • Ospreys games: 27 games (all competitions)
  • Ospreys points: 40 (40 tries)
  • Heineken European Cup/Challenge Cup
    • games: 5 (Leeds Tykes) 6 (Ospreys)
    • points: 21 points (3 tries, 2 drop goals)
  • National team: New Zealand All Blacks
  • All Black debut: 25 October 1995 vs Italy A at Catania
  • International Test debut: 18 November 1995 vs France at Paris
  • All Black Number: 948
  • All Black matches: 88 games – 81 test matches (5 games/4 tests as Captain)
  • All Black points: 200 points (40 tries) – 200 test points (40 tries)
  • All Blacks win-loss record: 61 wins – 1 draw – 19 losses
  • Last Test: Saturday, 9 July 2005 vs British and Irish Lions at Auckland
  • Invitational teams:
    • British Barbarians (2 games)
    • French Barbarians (1 game)
    • World XV (3 games, 5 points)
    • Classic All Blacks (5 games, 5 points)

First-class record[edit]

  • Southland under-18 (1991)
  • New Zealand under-19 (1992)
  • Southland Stags (1992–1994)
  • New Zealand Divisional XV (1993)
  • New Zealand Development Team (1994)
  • New Zealand Colts (1993–1994)
  • Canterbury RFU (1995–2004)
  • NZRFU President's XV (1996)
  • Harlequins (1996)
  • Canterbury Crusaders (1996–2005)
  • New Zealand Barbarians (1996)
  • New Zealand A (1998)
  • New Zealand Trials (1996, 1997, 1998, 2004)
  • New Zealand All Blacks (1995–2005)
  • British Barbarians (2004–present)
  • Leeds Tykes (2005–2006)
  • French Barbarians (2005)
  • World XV (2006)
  • Ospreys (2006–2008)
  • Classic All Blacks (2007–2008)
  • Montpellier Hérault (2008–2009)
  • Saracens (2009–2010)

Awards and achievements[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • 1996 New Zealand National Provincial Championship Division I Player of the Year
  • New Zealand All Blacks Captain (1997 – 5 games, 4 tests)
  • 2003 Rugby World Cup Best XV
  • SANZAR Super 12 XV (2005)
  • SANZAR Super 12 Rugby Centurion (100 Games for the Crusaders – 2005)
  • 2005 Crusaders Player of the Year Rebel Sports Trophy
  • 2005 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Excellence and Contributions in Rugby
  • 2005–2006 English Professional Rugby Players' Association Guinness Premiership Player of the Year Award nominee
  • 2005–2006 English Guinness Premiership Dream Team XV
  • British Barbarians Captain (2004)
  • French Barbarians Captain (2005)
  • World XV Captain (2006)

Team[edit]

Club and domestic

  • 1994 New Zealand National Provincial Championship Division II Champions
  • 1995–1996 Ranfurly Shield holders
  • 1997 New Zealand National Provincial Championship Division I Champions
  • 1998 Super 12 champions
  • 1998 New Zealand National Provincial Championship Division I Finalists
  • 1999 Super 12 champions
  • 2000 Super 12 champions
  • 2000–2003 Ranfurly Shield holders
  • 2000 New Zealand National Provincial Championship Division I Finalists
  • 2001 New Zealand National Provincial Championship Division I Champions
  • 2002 Super 12 champions
  • 2003 Super 12 finalists
  • 2004 Super 12 finalists
  • 2004 Ranfurly Shield holders
  • 2004 New Zealand National Provincial Championship Division I Champions
  • 2005 Super 12 champions
  • 2006–07 EDF Energy (Anglo-Welsh) Cup finalists
  • 2006–07 Celtic League champions
  • 2007–08 EDF Energy (Anglo-Welsh) Cup champions

International

  • 1996 Bledisloe Cup champions
  • 1996 Tri Nations champions
  • 1996 New Zealand Tour of South Africa Series Winner
  • 1997 Bledisloe Cup champions
  • 1997 Tri-Nations champions
  • 1999 Tri-Nations champions
  • 1999 Rugby World Cup Fourth Place
  • 2002 Tri-Nations champions
  • 2003 Bledisloe Cup champions
  • 2003 Tri-Nations champions
  • 2003 Rugby World Cup Third Place (bronze)
  • 2004 Bledisloe Cup champions
  • 2005 British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand series winner

Facts and records[edit]

  • First ever Crusaders Centurion, second New Zealand Super 12 Centurion, and third Super 12 player ever to play 100 games (2005)
  • Most capped Crusaders halfback (105 games)
  • Most capped All Black halfback (87 games, 80 test matches), played as a first-five in 2002 New Zealand versus Fiji test
  • Most consecutive international test appearances by an All Black halfback (23 test matches) 1995–1997
  • Most tries scored by an All Black halfback (28 tries, 24 test tries)
  • Most capped All Black in the Tri-Nations Rugby (35 test matches) 1996–2004
  • Most capped All Black in the Bledisloe Cup Rugby (20 test matches) 1996–2004
  • Most number of games played against South Africa by an All Black (22 test matches) 1996–2004
  • Most number of test wins against South Africa by an All Black (16 test wins) 1996–2004
  • Second most capped player in Tri-Nations and Bledisloe Cup rugby history
  • Most Tri-Nations title by a player in the history (5 – 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ From 2006, superseded by the Air New Zealand Cup.
  2. ^ NZ recall Marshall to face Lions BBC Sport, 21 June 2005
  3. ^ Marshall agrees Leeds move The Telegraph, 6 January 2005
  4. ^ Marshall completes Ospreys switch BBC Sport, 25 April 2006
  5. ^ Sydney Morning Herald[dead link]
  6. ^ Justin Marshall makes shock Ospreys exit Wales Online, 16 July 2008
  7. ^ Marshall makes Montpellier move BBC Sport, 16 July 2008
  8. ^ Saracens sign All Black Justin Marshall The Telegraph, 15 January 2009
  9. ^ Wales take the Moore mouth test BBC Sport
  10. ^ "Rugby: Marshall calls time on career". New Zealand Herald (APN Holdings NZ). 13 May 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  11. ^ "Marshall returns to grass roots rugby". 3 News NZ. 12 April 2013. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gillies, Angus, Justin Marshall, (New Zealand, 2005)

External links[edit]