Benji Marshall

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Benjamin Quentin Marshall
Born
Monday, 25th February, 1985
Current Age
37 years and 215 days
Place Of Birth
Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Awards & Accolades

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

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 346 96 416   16 1232 181 165 0 52.31% List
Anzac Tests 7 - 5   - 10 0 7 0 0.00% List
NRL Finals 16 4 16   1 49 9 7 0 56.25% List
World Cup 5 2 3   - 14 4 1 0 80.00% List
Four Nations 10 2 25   - 58 5 4 1 50.00% List
All Stars 4 1 8   - 20 2 2 0 50.00% List
World Club Challenge 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Anzac Cup 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tour Matches New Zealand 2 - -   - - 2 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
Overall 2005-2019 31 9 35   0 106 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
Overall 2008 5 2 3   0 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
Overall 2010-2013 4 1 8   0 20 2 2 0 50.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wests Tigers NRL 2003 4 1 0 / 1 0.00% - 4 2 2 0 50.00% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2004 7 2 -   - 8 4 3 0 57.14% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2005 27 15 -   - 60 18 9 0 66.67% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2006 11 3 4 / 5 80.00% - 20 6 5 0 54.55% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2007 13 6 40 / 52 76.92% - 104 5 8 0 38.46% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2008 18 6 18 / 24 75.00% - 60 9 9 0 50.00% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2009 23 8 69 / 103 66.99% - 170 12 11 0 52.17% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2010 27 12 76 / 114 66.67% 3 203 16 11 0 59.26% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2011 25 13 78 / 107 72.90% 3 211 16 9 0 64.00% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2012 24 5 72 / 95 75.79% 3 167 11 13 0 45.83% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2013 22 5 45 / 64 70.31% 1 111 7 15 0 31.82% List
St George Illawarra NRL 2014 15 3 -   - 12 7 8 0 46.67% List
St George Illawarra NRL 2015 23 3 -   3 15 12 11 0 52.17% List
St George Illawarra NRL 2016 16 2 -   - 8 6 10 0 37.50% List
Brisbane NRL 2017 13 1 -   - 4 6 7 0 46.15% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2018 21 3 -   1 13 12 9 0 57.14% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2019 19 3 -   1 13 9 10 0 47.37% List
Wests Tigers NRL 2020 16 2 14 / 19 73.68% 1 37 5 11 0 31.25% List
South Sydney NRL 2021 22 3 -   - 12 18 4 0 81.82% List
Overall 2003-2021 346 96 416 / 584 71.23% 16 1,232 181 165 0 52.31% List

Australian League Matches - 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
Overall 2003-2021 346 96 416 / 584 71.23% 16 1,232 181 165 0 52.31% List

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wests Tigers 2003-2011 9 4 16   1 49 6 3 0 66.67% List
St George Illawarra 2014-2015 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Brisbane 2017 3 - -   - - 1 2 0 33.33% List
South Sydney 2021 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
Overall 2005-2021 16 4 16   1 49 9 7 0 56.25% List

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wests Tigers 2003-13, 2018-20 257 84 416   13 1181 132 125 0 51.36% List
St George Illawarra 2014-16 55 8 -   3 35 26 29 0 47.27% List
Brisbane 2017 13 1 -   - 4 6 7 0 46.15% List
South Sydney 2021 22 3 -   - 12 18 4 0 81.82% List
Overall 2003-2021 347 96 416   16 1,232 182 165 0 52.45% List

Your Say

Anonymous says: benji is the man !!! (18/08/2011)

Anonymous says: A Freak!!! (09/04/2012)

Anonymous says: 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. (06/10/2013)

Anonymous says: This guy inspired my generation to play rugby league. My idol. Marshall Magic! (27/03/2015)

Anonymous says: Benji Marshall is the best football player in the world (12/05/2015)

Anonymous says: Wow just wow Benji has put soo much into his career (06/03/2016)

Shirley says: Benji is the best player I ever saw, an ornament to the game! (23/06/2017)

Jarrod says: The most exciting player ever to lace up a boot, in his day; unstoppable! Thanks Benji (13/08/2017)

Ernie ball says: 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. (18/09/2017)

Flvr says: 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. (15/10/2017)

Mark Jespersen says: 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. (03/06/2019)

Bordo says: 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 (02/09/2019)

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