Harlequins prop Joe Marler will likely miss out on the 2022 Autumn Nations Series after dropping out of favour with England head coach Eddie Jones once again, according to RUCK sources.
Marler has put a future in the media into a higher gear, regularly appearing on celebrity game shows, presenting on Talk Sport and even starring in a new celebrity version of Rui Paul’s Drag Race.
With Sale Sharks powerhouse Bevan Rodd labelled the future, Jones seems comfortable moving forward with Ellis Genge and Mako Vunipola as his experienced loosehead’s moving forward.
Their relationship will have been further strained yesterday after Marler declared that Jones decision to replace 80-cap Danny Care after just 36 minutes ‘lacked respect’.
Despite only being 31-year’s-old, he has previously revealed that he doesn’t see himself playing on much longer if he fell out of favour with the England boss.
“The end is nigh,” Marler told The Times earlier this year.
“I would love to make it to the World Cup [next year] but that’s very much out of my hands. If there is a conversation with Eddie Jones saying I’m not in the plans for it, then I would accelerate life after rugby and concentrate on that, shut up shop at Quins and walk away from it.”
“Can I manage to play another three or four years at this age? Probably not. But what do I want to do?” he added.
Grading every England player’s 2022 summer tour
Ellis Genge – A*
Will Stuart – B
Mako Vunipola – C
Joe Heyes C
Jamie George – B
Luke Cowan-Dickie – C-