Benji Marshall

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Benjamin Quentin Marshall
Born
Monday, 25th February, 1985
Current Age
39 years and 108 days
Place Of Birth
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Honours & Awards

Based only on data available in the RLP database. This information should be used as a guide only.

World Cup
2008
Four Nations
2010
NRL Premiership
2005
Anzac Cup
2015
All Stars
2011, 2012
RLIF Five-Eighth Of The Year
2009, 2011
Golden Boot Award
2010
Dally M Five-Eighth Of The Year
2011

Known Family Links

Brother
Jeremy Marshall-King

Biography

Boom youngster, born in NZ but technically a G’Coast junior (Nerang), made his first grade debut in 2003 whilst studying for his HSC. Marshall showed his potential as a centre/five-eighth but a shoulder injury prematurely ended his 2004 season. Although he injured his other shoulder in a pre-season trial in 2005 he made his Test debut in the 32-16 loss to Australia in April. Marshall’s blistering speed, deceptive step and uncanny ball skills inspired the W’Tigers into the grand final and his piece of ‘Benji magic’ which resulted in a try to winger Pat Richards was the turning point of the match. Marshall was on the interchange bench for NZ in the 50-12 loss to Australia in May but popped his right shoulder for a second time and missed most of the season.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   Comp Wins App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Anzac Tests - 7 - 5   - 10 0 7 0 0.00% List
World Cup 1 5 2 3   - 14 4 1 0 80.00% List
Tour Matches New Zealand - 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
Four Nations 1 10 2 25   - 58 5 4 1 50.00% List
NRL Premiership 1 346 96 416   16 1232 181 165 0 52.31% List
NRL Finals - 16 4 16   1 49 9 7 0 56.25% List
Anzac Cup 1 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
World Club Challenge - 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
All Stars 2 5 1 8   - 20 2 2 1 40.00% List
QRL - 3 2 0   - 8 3 0 0 100.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 2005-12, 2019   31 9 35   - 106 15 15 1 48.39% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 2005-2008   5 2 3   - 14 4 1 0 80.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 2010-13   4 1 8   - 20 2 2 0 50.00% List
Maori 2021   1 - -   - - 0 0 1 0.00% List
Overall2010-2021   5 1 8   0 20 2 2 1 40.00% List


Club Career

NRL Premiership - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wests Tigers 2003 NRL Telstra Premiership   4 1 0 / 1 0.00% - 4 2 2 0 50.00% List
Wests Tigers 2004 NRL Telstra Premiership   7 2 -   - 8 4 3 0 57.14% List
Wests Tigers 2005 NRL Telstra Premiership   27 15 -   - 60 18 9 0 66.67% List
Wests Tigers 2006 NRL Telstra Premiership   11 3 4 / 5 80.00% - 20 6 5 0 54.55% List
Wests Tigers 2007 NRL Telstra Premiership   13 6 40 / 52 76.92% - 104 5 8 0 38.46% List
Wests Tigers 2008 NRL Telstra Premiership   18 6 18 / 24 75.00% - 60 9 9 0 50.00% List
Wests Tigers 2009 NRL Telstra Premiership   23 8 69 / 103 66.99% - 170 12 11 0 52.17% List
Wests Tigers 2010 NRL Telstra Premiership   27 12 76 / 114 66.67% 3 203 16 11 0 59.26% List
Wests Tigers 2011 NRL Telstra Premiership   25 13 78 / 107 72.90% 3 211 16 9 0 64.00% List
Wests Tigers 2012 NRL Telstra Premiership   24 5 72 / 95 75.79% 3 167 11 13 0 45.83% List
Wests Tigers 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership   22 5 45 / 64 70.31% 1 111 7 15 0 31.82% List
St George Illawarra 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership   15 3 -   - 12 7 8 0 46.67% List
St George Illawarra 2015 NRL Telstra Premiership   23 3 -   3 15 12 11 0 52.17% List
St George Illawarra 2016 NRL Telstra Premiership   16 2 -   - 8 6 10 0 37.50% List
Brisbane 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership   13 1 -   - 4 6 7 0 46.15% List
Wests Tigers 2018 NRL Telstra Premiership   21 3 -   1 13 12 9 0 57.14% List
Wests Tigers 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership   19 3 -   1 13 9 10 0 47.37% List
Wests Tigers 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership   16 2 14 / 19 73.68% 1 37 5 11 0 31.25% List
South Sydney 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership   22 3 -   - 12 18 4 0 81.82% List

NRL Premiership - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wests Tigers 2003-13, 2018-20   257 84 416 / 584 71.23% 13 1181 132 125 0 51.36% List
St George Illawarra 2014-16   54 8 -   3 35 25 29 0 46.30% List
Brisbane 2017   13 1 -   - 4 6 7 0 46.15% List
South Sydney 2021   22 3 -   - 12 18 4 0 81.82% List
Overall2003-2021   346 96 416 / 584 71.23% 16 1,232 181 165 0 52.31% List

NSW/QLD Cup - By Year

Team Season   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Redcliffe 2017 Intrust Super Cup   3 2 -   - 8 3 0 0 100.00% List

NSW/QLD Cup - By Team

Team Years   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Redcliffe 2017   3 2 -   - 8 3 0 0 100.00% List

Your Say

  • Anonymous
    18/08/2011

    benji is the man !!!

  • Anonymous
    09/04/2012

    A Freak!!!

  • Anonymous
    06/10/2013

    Wow, one of the greatest come back kids of rugby league

    thanks Benji, you pushed through some career ending injuries to show what you are made of. Determination and a never give up attitude.

  • Anonymous
    27/03/2015

    This guy inspired my generation to play rugby league. My idol. Marshall Magic!

  • Anonymous
    12/05/2015

    Benji Marshall is the best football player in the world

  • Anonymous
    06/03/2016

    Wow just wow Benji has put soo much into his career

  • Shirley
    23/06/2017

    Benji is the best player I ever saw, an ornament to the game!

  • Jarrod
    13/08/2017

    The most exciting player ever to lace up a boot, in his day; unstoppable! Thanks Benji

  • Ernie ball
    18/09/2017

    How can anyone be critical of this guy.when we look at his history of injuries and comebacks and has the ability to go round again in 2018. In my opinion of 70yrs.watching our great game I have not seen a more consistent or fairer and cleaner player.whenever he hangs up his boots he will go down as one of our really great all round players. Thanks Benji.

  • Flvr
    15/10/2017

    Extraordinarily gifted five-eighth who could fill volumns of dvds with his highlight reel plays. Most deceptive sleight of hand, and devasting sidestep and fakes in the history of the game.
    Honestly if Benji doesnt exist all of NZs competion victories (Tri-Nations, World Cup, four nations etc) wouldnt have happened and the West Tigers dont win their 2005 premiership. Watching the sheer amount of wizardry in his highlight reels on you tube makes all other playmakers highlight reels look ordinary which is a testament to his skill set and his true standing in the game. Immortal in waiting surely.

  • Derek
    13/05/2019

    Greatest Kiwi League player of all time - Golden boot 2010, grand final 2005, 4 nations 2010, world cup 2008 winner. I hope he makes the 300 NRL appreances in 2019.

  • Jarrod madssen
    02/06/2019

    Benji Marshall is my idol! I grew up always being amazed at the felocity in which he would take off from his iconic side step, greatest player ever! P.s Robbie Farah too!

  • Mark Jespersen
    03/06/2019

    Where do I even start. The season of 2005! My heart couldn’t stop racing the whole time, like a schoolgirl in love!
    About 7 years ago a friend let me in on Benji’s home adress in New Zealand, and I camped out there in my car for a whole week in my west-tigers jersey just to get a glimpse of him! Not in a creepy way though lol. After a week I gave up because I ran out of rations and mum got worried.

  • Anonymous
    14/07/2019

    The best there was
    The best there is
    The best there ever will be

  • Bordo
    02/09/2019

    Will forever be the best rugby league player I have ever seen. The brilliance, the competitiveness and the compassion he has is unrivalled. When you take the time to see the records he has against other greats like Thurston, you realise he is a once in a lifetime player. Benji has the ability to bring grown men to tears with his incredibly ability and i, and many others, are grateful for all the amazing moments he has given us and Rugby League

  • Anonymous
    05/06/2020

    Top 3 5/8s of ALL time

  • Anonymous
    30/08/2020

    Apart from 2005 flick pass magic to Pat Richards the best piece of magic I’ll never forget was pass behind his back to Blake Ashford To score in the corner against Eels. I could watch it over and over. Thanks Benji.

  • ANONYMOUS
    11/09/2020

    Benji is the GOAT

  • Wilkie
    29/11/2020

    Beji & Scott Prince 2005: greatest halves combination of all time

  • Wilkie
    02/12/2020

    Tigers on TV. Tune in for some Benji magic.

  • Anonymous
    25/05/2021

    Great attacker could not tackle to save his life if you had a highlights package of his missed tackles it would surpass his attacking abilities

  • Chris
    07/01/2022

    I wish I had a highlight reel of his missed tackles

  • Enjo Sepik
    02/02/2022

    Benji is my magic. Majority of PNGs rugby fans now were inspired by his extraordinary skill sets and talent (no-look pass, side steps, faking pass, etc). If there is an award for inspiring a generation then Benji definitely getting it.

  • Moe
    13/06/2022

    One of the most exciting player ever played the game! His stepping, flick passes, try assists and skipping through the defense, glorious player to watch and steel of character. Benji you will always be remembered as one of the greatest in rugby league.

  • Jimmy Hoffa
    15/06/2022

    Should have retired at the end of his St George contract . All hype , he wasn’t a winner after Scott Prince left the Tigers , couldn’t tackle . Jason Taylor and Mick Potter dropped him and he carried on like a pork chop

  • Anonymous
    21/06/2022

    NO ONE has a better highlights package than Benji. I was there the day he set up that try in Cronulla, for me, the greatest try of all time. Watch it now - nothing compares to him at his peak. Legend :)

  • Willie
    22/06/2022

    What a humble human being. Don't really watch alot of sport but I have watched and rremember that name Benji Marshall. I wad was then fortunate enough to watch him thrthrough Celebrity Apprentice and go on to win it. Awesome contestant, awesome human being. Well done Benji. Darren you have stmbled across a rare loyal mate for life. Congrats to both of you.

  • Anonymous
    01/07/2022

    The only player to have played across 20 seasons in the NRL. Absolute legend and could have gone on another year…

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Sources: David Middleton's Rugby League Yearbook (1987-88 to present), 2006 Official Rugby League Annual