Scrumhalf Paul Marshall joined Ulster Rugby on a full contract at the start of the 2006-07 season having graduated from the Ulster Academy. He made his full senior squad debut that season against Newport Gwent Dragons, although had previously played with the Ulster seniors in the pre-season friendlies of 05/06.
A former pupil of Methodist College, Paul has captained the Ulster U21 side and was part of the Irish Under 21 Six Nations team in the 05/06 season.
Paul was selected for the 2008 Ireland A Churchill Cup tour and represented Ireland in the 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup 7’s tournament.
His lively play around the fringes at ruck time make him a constant threat to the opposition. Paul's defensive work another key attribute of his game, despite being the lightest player in the squad.
Despite having limited game time with the presence of Ruan Pienaar in the squad, Marshall has contributed greatly to Ulster's success over the past two seasons. His form even resulted in Pienaar being moved to flyhalf on occasions to accommodate him.
His fine solo try in the bonus point win over Leicester at Ravenhill in January 2012, demonstrated how dangerous he was on a European stage. He was named Most Improved Player for the 2011/12 season at the annual Awards Dinner and cappped off a superb campaign with a place in the Ireland tour squad to New Zealand.
|DOB||26th Jul 1985|
|Birthplace||Lisburn, N Ireland|
|Height||1.73 m (5' 8")|
|Weight||79 kg (12 st 6 lb)|
|Honours||Ireland (1 caps)|