BREAKING: England star Joe Marler ruled out of Australia clash - Ruck

BREAKING: England star Joe Marler ruled out of Australia clash

Joe Marler has tested positive and will be unavailable for selection against Australia.

The RFU said in a statement: “After returning a positive lateral flow test on Monday, he went into isolation. A subsequent PCR test taken confirmed the result. He will now isolate for 10 days, as per guidelines”

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England squad to face Australia:


Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 3 caps)

Callum Chick (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps)

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 34 caps)

Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, 1 cap)

Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers, uncapped)

Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 2 caps)

Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 24 caps)

Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 31 caps)

Jamie George (Saracens, 60 caps)

Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 10 caps)

Maro Itoje (Saracens, 49 caps)

Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 88 caps)

Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 10 caps)

Joe Marler (Harlequins, 73 caps)

George Martin (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)

Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps)

Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 45 caps)

Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 13 caps)

Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 25 caps)


Mark Atkinson (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)

Owen Farrell (Saracens, 93 caps)

Tommy Freeman (Northampton Saints, uncapped)

George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)

Max Malins (Saracens, 8 caps)

Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 6 caps)

Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 67 caps)

Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 1 cap)

Raffi Quirke (Sale Sharks, uncapped)

Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons, 2 caps)

Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 41 caps)

Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 3 caps)

Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 3 caps)

Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 44 caps)

Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 110 caps)


“Nails! Would knock ****ing s**t outta ya!” – Joe Marler picks his dream team with one cheeky selection

Marler’s cheeky selection features seven All Blacks legends in his team, with three from Ireland, two Welsh, two Australians and a Fijian nicknamed ‘The Bus’.



1. Tony Woodcock (New Zealand)
2. Rory Best (Ireland)
3. Carl Hayman (New Zealand)


4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
5. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)