Benji Marshall is a former New Zealand professional rugby league footballer know all about Benji Marshall Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife and More in this article.
Benji Marshall Wiki
|Birthdate ( Age)||25 February 1985|
|Place of Birth||Whakatane, New Zealand|
|Spouse/Partner||Zoe Marshall (m. 2013)|
|Education||Whakatane High School|
|Profession||Rugby league five-eighth|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Benji Marshall is a former New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who played at five-eighth or halfback. Marshall is regarded amongst many as one of the greatest players ever to play rugby league.
He previously played for the Wests Tigers in two separate spells, St. George Illawarra Dragons, Brisbane Broncos and South Sydney Rabbitohs in the National Rugby League, and at representative level for the NRL All Stars and New Zealand Kiwis.
Benji Marshall Family, Parents
Marshall was born in Whakatane, New Zealand. He was born to his father, Calvin and, mother Lydia Doherty and grew up with his siblings, Jeremy Marshall-King, a rugby player. and Jordan Marshall-King.
He belongs to Maori ethnicity and holds New Zealander nationality. Marshall was raised by his foster-father, Michael Doherty without any support of his biological father, Calvin. He enrolled at the Whakatane High School. At the age of 16, he got an offer to play for a high school in the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Benji Marshall Wife
Benji Marshall married his wife, Zoe Balbi Marshall on January 5, 2013, in Byron Bay, Australia. His wife, Zoe is a television presenter for over 10 years. The duo came into limelight after they officially revealed they are expecting their first child in September of 2017. On 26 Feb 2018, the duo welcomed their son, Benjamin Fox Marshall.
Benji Marshall Net Worth
Benji Marshall is a former New Zealand professional rugby league footballerhas an estimated Net Worth around $4 Million in 2022.
Marshall starred in the pre-season World Sevens competition helping the Wests Tigers to win the tournament.He began the season playing at centre until he dislocated his shoulder in Round 4 against the North Queensland Cowboys.
During his time off the Tigers struggled in attack. When he returned after four weeks, he was moved to the play-making position of five-eighth. From there, Marshall set the club on a record 3 match winning streak. He dislocated the same shoulder four weeks into his return in Round 13.Marshall’s season ended as he had surgery, finishing the year with 2 tries from 7 matches.
Marshall made his comeback from surgery against St George Illawarra in round 1, but broke his cheek bone.He played the rest of the match and set up the winning try. Making his comeback against the Cowboys, Marshall set up many tries with a mixture of stepping and perceptiveness. In the 79th minute he was injured by Cowboy’s prop Carl Webb.
He popped his shoulder out but recovered in three weeks, playing for New Zealand in the ANZAC test. With another injury-free run he began producing dominating performances for the Tigers but eight weeks into his come-back he dislocated the same shoulder that had been dislocated against North Queensland, and he missed the rest of the season.
Marshall was named in the 24-man Kiwis squad for the World Cup. He captained New Zealand for the first time on 8 November, against England. Marshall scored a try and kicked two conversions in the World Cup final victory over the Kangaroos. In 2015, Marshall steered the Dragons to their first NRL finals series since coach Wayne Bennett left the club at the end of the 2011 season.
The Dragons were defeated in golden point extra time by the Bulldogs in the first elimination final with Marshall being forced from the field in the second half with an ankle injury. Marshall finished equal second in the Dally M medal count, behind Johnathan Thurston, who won the People’s Choice award, along with the Player of the Year and Halfback of the Year.
Towards the back end of the 2020 NRL season, Marshall was informed by Wests that he was not part of their plans going into the 2021 season. The decision to not renew his contract was met with negative responses by some fans of the club who started an online petition in hopes of convincing the Wests Tigers board to renew his contract for one last season.
On 29 January, Marshall signed a one-year contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs. He made his debut for them in round 1 in a 26-18 loss against Melbourne. In round 5 against Brisbane, he scored his first try for South Sydney in a 35-6 victory at Stadium Australia, and in round 7, he scored two tries for South Sydney in a 40-30 victory over the Gold Coast.
Marshall played a total of 22 games for South Sydney in the 2021 NRL season including the club’s 2021 NRL Grand Final defeat against Penrith. Following the NRL premiership decider, Marshall announced his retirement on 6 October. On 6 October 2021, Marshall officially announced his retirement from professional rugby league. He then signed a two-year contract with Fox Sports to work as an analyst/pundit.