Full name John Campbell Marshall
Born January 30, 1929, Dore, Sheffield
Died April 26, 2012, Rugby (aged 83 years 87 days)
Major teams Oxford University, Scotland
|Test debut||Scotland v France at Murrayfield, Jan 9, 1954 match details|
|Last Test||Wales v Scotland at Swansea, Apr 10, 1954 match details|
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Marshall won five caps for Scotland in the 1953-4 season. He was their fullback throughout the Five Nations campaign and also played in the narrow 3-0 defeat by New Zealand at Murrayfield.
He was educated at Rugby School and Oxford University, where he won a cricket Blue but missed out on rugby honours. He nevertheless caught the eye of the Scottish selectors and made his Scottish trial debut at Melrose playing for The Rest against Scotland in December of 1952.
The Rest beat the senior side 8-6 and Marshall was described as one of the "most notable of the successes." He impressed with his positional play and showed a fine turn of speed. He possessed a cricketer's hands and was a powerful kicker.
In March 1953 he was called into the Scottish side as a new cap to play at Twickenham but had to withdraw, his Test debut finally coming the following season against France in January 1954 by which time he was playing regularly for London Scottish. After graduating in 1953 he became a schoolmaster and taught at the Dragon School, Oxford, before returning to Rugby in 1959, later becoming a house-master there.