Justin Marshall is a rugby commentator and pundit who was capped 81 times by New Zealand.
Justin Marshall Bio
Justin Marshall is one of the greatest halfbacks to ever play the game. During his career, he was capped by the All Blacks 81 times and won the Super Rugby title on five occasions. Justin Marshall was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.
Although he was born in Gore on 5 August 1973, Justin Marshall grew up in Christchurch and played junior rugby for the High School Old Boys club. In 1992, he then began his senior career at Southland. However, he accepted a move to Canterbury ahead of the 1995 season and stayed with the side until 2004. During this period of his career, he also made more than 100 appearances for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and won the tournament on five occasions.
Due to his obvious talents at a young age, Justin Marshall was first called into the New Zealand squad in 1995, at the age of just 22. Then, in 1997, he was named as his country’s captain for the first time. By the time his international career came to a close in 2005, he had been capped by his country 81 times. During this time, he won the Bledisloe Cup, the Tri Nations (now The Rugby Championship) and won a series against the British and Irish Lions.
When his international career came to an end, Justin Marshall left New Zealand and joined Leeds Tykes. However, when the side were relegated a year later, he left and joined the Ospreys, where he won the Celtic League (now the PRO14). Following this, he also enjoyed spells at Montpellier and Saracens before he retired in 2010.
Since retiring from rugby, Justin Marshall has stayed connected to the sport. He’s currently a commentator and pundit in New Zealand for All Blacks and provincial games.