PJ Marsh

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PJ Marsh
Personal information
Full name Peter-John Edward Marsh
Nickname PJ
Born (1980-02-19) 19 February 1980 (age 37)
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 80 kg (12 st 8 lb)
Position Hooker, Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2000–01 Parramatta Eels 34 7 0 1 29
2002–03 New Zealand Warriors 35 5 12 1 45
2005–07 Parramatta Eels 74 9 0 0 36
2008–09 Brisbane Broncos 15 1 0 0 4
Total 158 22 12 2 114
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2002–08 Queensland 4 0 0 0 0
Source: NRL Stats

Peter-John "PJ" Marsh (born 19 February 1980 in Gladstone, Queensland) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 2000s. A Queensland State of Origin representative hooker, he played his club football in the NRL for the Parramatta Eels, New Zealand Warriors and Brisbane Broncos.

Biography[edit]

Named after his uncle, Peter John Marsh, who was killed in a car accident before PJ was born, he attended and played rugby league for St. Brendan's College, Yeppoon. Marsh is of distant Aboriginal descent.[1] He is also Christian.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Marsh played for the Central Queensland Capras in the 1998 Queensland Cup.[3] Marsh began his NRL career at Parramatta and played for the Eels from the bench in their 2001 NRL grand final loss to the Newcastle Knights. Marsh played for the New Zealand Warriors at hooker in their 2002 NRL Grand Final loss to the Sydney Roosters. Midway through the 2003 NRL season, Marsh sustained a serious neck injury in a match against Parramatta which ruled him out for the rest of the season as well as the whole of 2004. Following a three-year stint with the New Zealand Warriors (2002–2004), Marsh returned to Parramatta for the 2005 NRL season. In November 2007, Marsh signed a three-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos and returned to his home state of Queensland.[4] He was forced to retire due to injury in March 2010.[5]

Statistics[edit]

  • First Grade Debut: Newcastle v Parramatta, Marathon Stadium 23 April 2000 (Round 12)
  • Career Stats: 158 career NRL games to date, scoring 22 tries, 12 goals and 2 field goals
  • State Of Origin: 2002 Games I & III, 2003 Game I, 2008 Game I

Part of the Parramatta team that lost the 2001 NRL Grand Final to the Newcastle Knights. Started in the 2002 NRL Grand Final for the Warriors against the Sydney Roosters.

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