In ten years representing the All Blacks (81 caps) half back Justin Marshall thrived on the challenge of the competitive arena. His strong willed combative nature combined with his physical strength was often referred to as being like a ‘fourth loose forward’.
Captain of the All Blacks on the 1997 end of year tour, New Zealand’s most capped Test Half Back, scoring 24 test tries ranks Justin in the top ten of all time New Zealand try scorers.
With a professional rugby career spanning 16 years, 417 first class games Justin Marshall remains one of New Zealand rugby’s most accomplished sportsman, awarded the honor of becoming a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Rugby in 2005.
Retiring from the International game after the victorious 2005 Lions series Justin lived in Europe for 5 years playing for Saracens, Montpellier, Ospreys and Leeds. Finishing his playing career in 2010 with his last game being the Guinness Premiership Final.
Working in the UK Justin turned his attention to television commentary regularly featuring for Sky, BBC, and on various rugby programs such as Scrum V and a Question of Sport. An accomplished speaker Justin’s involvement in rugby in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere makes for informative and entertaining listening.
Justin returned to New Zealand in July 2010 and currently works for Sky Sport New Zealand as a Rugby Commentator/Presenter.