Rhys Marshall

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Rhys Marshall
Birth name Rhys Marshall
Date of birth (1992-10-12) 12 October 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 108 kg (17.0 st; 238 lb)
School New Plymouth Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 13 April 2018
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–2016 Chiefs 28 (5)
Correct as of 31 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 New Zealand U20 4 (5)
Correct as of 25 November 2012

Rhys Marshall (born 12 October 1992) is a New Zealand rugby union player, currently playing for Irish Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup side Munster. He plays as a hooker.

Career in New Zealand[edit]

Marshall has international experience with the New Zealand under 20 side, having represented the Junior All Blacks at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa.[1] Following on from the Junior World Cup, he played for Hawke's Bay's Colts team.

In October 2012, it was announced that Marshall was the surprise name in the Chiefs squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season as he was still awaiting his ITM Cup debut.[2] He also went on to sign with Taranaki for 2013.[3]

He started his first Super Rugby game for the Chiefs 41–27 win over the Highlanders.[4] At 20 years of age, Marshall had yet to play ITM Cup rugby, got the callup to start after former All Black Hika Elliot failed a fitness test, and with Mahonri Schwalger also injured, Marshall got the job.[5] In 2013, he signed a contract extension with the Chiefs until 2015.[6]

Move to Ireland[edit]

On 4 October 2016, it was announced that Marshall would be joining Irish Pro14 side Munster on a three-year contract, which began following the completion of his Mitre 10 Cup commitments with Taranaki.[7] On 4 November 2016, Marshall made his debut for Munster when he came on as a replacement during the 2016–17 Pro12 fixture against Ospreys.[8] On 26 November 2016, Marshall made his first start for Munster during the 46–3 win against Benetton at Thomond Park.[9] Marshall earned the Man-of-the-Match award in Munster's 36–10 win against Ospreys in a 2017–18 Pro14 fixture on 2 December 2017.[10]


  1. ^ "Rhys Marshall IRB JWC Player Profile". Retrieved 2 Nov 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chiefs confirm 2013 squad" (Press release). Chiefs. 31 October 2012. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rhys Marshall signs on for Taranaki". Taranaki Daily. Fairfax. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Munster announce signing of Rhys Marshall". RTE.ie. 2016-10-04. Retrieved 2018-03-14. 
  5. ^ McLean, Glenn (25 February 2013). "Rhys Marshall makes mature Super debut". Rugby Heaven. Fairfax. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chiefs re-sign six players" (Press release). Chiefs. 23 June 2013. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Latest Player Signings". Munster Rugby. 4 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Munster Flourish In Cork Sell Out". Munster Rugby. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Munster Topple Treviso In Claiming Top Spot". Munster Rugby. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "Munster Overpower Ospreys For Bonus Point Win". Munster Rugby. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 

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