PJ Marsh

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PJ Marsh
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Personal information
Full name Peter-John Edward Marsh
Born (1980-02-19) 19 February 1980 (age 38)
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: [1]

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.

Background[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.[2] He is also Christian.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Marsh played for the Central Queensland Capras in the 1998 Queensland Cup.[4] Marsh began his NRL career at the Parramatta Eels and made his first grade debut on 23 April 2000. He played for the Eels from the bench in their 2001 NRL grand final loss to the Newcastle Knights.

Marsh then moved to the New Zealand Warriors. He made his Queensland debut in the 2002 State of Origin series, playing in games I and III. He later also played games in the 2003 and 2008 State of Origin series.

He started for the 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 Warriors, Marsh returned to Parramatta for the 2005 NRL season. Marsh was part of the Parramatta side which won the minor premiership in 2005 but lost 29-0 in the preliminary final to North Queensland.[5][6]

In November 2007, Marsh signed a three-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos and returned to his home state of Queensland.[7] He was forced to retire due to injury in March 2010.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NRL Stats[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/10/16/2716693.htm
  3. ^ "PJ Marsh rugby league testimony". Bible Society of NSW. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012.
  4. ^ Round 22: 15, 16 August Archived 17 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine. queensland.rleague.com
  5. ^ https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/eels/nathan-hindmarsh-on-parramattas-last-table-topping-team-where-his-former-teammates-are-now/news-story/fea0ebc7740f2dbbf8884bae9db77210
  6. ^ https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/eels-search-for-answers-after-cowboy-caning-20050926-gdm4sw.html
  7. ^ Broncos sign Marsh - League - Fox Sports
  8. ^ "Brisbane Broncos hooker P.J. forced to quit rugby league with neck injury". Fox Sports. 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2010-03-15.

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