From his turbulent teenage years - where brushes with the law were almost commonplace - Justin Marshall matured to become one of the most respected and faithful servants of All Blacks and Canterbury rugby. The highest capped back in All Blacks history, he remains today the most dominant force behind the scrum in the NZ game.Marshall's story will be a warts and all account of his humble upbringing in Gore to his celebrated clashes with players and, in his early years, both rugby and civil authorities. Marshall wants to lay bare the facts about his early misdemeanours and set the record straight about his relationships with both players and coaches alike.
Angus Gillies has been a journalist for most of his working life. He has written two previous sports biographies on Matthew Ridge and Adam Parore.