ARU farewells Wallabies winger John Marshall
March 15, 2013
The Australian Rugby Union has farewelled former Wallabies winger John Marshall, who passed away last week at the age of 86.
Marshall, known by friends and teammates as "Jack", was born and bred in Newcastle, where he played for the Waratah club famous for developing Wallabies including Ron Harvey, John Hipwell, Peter Horton, Jim Lenehan and Cyril Burke.
He won his sole Wallabies Test Cap against New Zealand's Maori Test team in Sydney in June, 1949.
He played first game against an international team as a centre for a Combined Northern team against the All Blacks in Newcastle in 1947, scoring a try as the Combined Northern team lost 43-14.
In 1949, Marshall found himself on the wing against the touring New Zealand Maori. The tourists won 19-14, but Marshall again scored a try. He also stepped out for Newcastle against the Maori, his performances in both matches earning him his Test cap as Wallaby No.363 in a 12-3 win over the Maori.
Marshall also played seven times for New South Wales between 1948 and 1949.