"Content" - Harlequins prop Joe Marler comments on England future - Ruck

“Content” – Harlequins prop Joe Marler comments on England future

Joe Marler believes he has a better chance of coaching drag than coaching rugby as his playing days come close to the end.

The 31-year-old, who wasn’t included in the England squad to face the Barbarians also suggested he’d be ‘content’ if he never pulled on the white jersey again.

“My mind is a lot younger than my body, as my actions at times probably show,” said Marler in an exclusive interview with The Mirror.

“If I was not to play for England again, I would be very content and happy with how most of my career has gone.”

Marler then moved to categorically reject any move abroad, insisting his wife doesn’t enjoy his current 71-mile commute to Twickenham.

He also doesn’t believe he will end up going into coaching due to the way rugby clubs current operate.

“I can see myself doing more coaching and admin in the drag world than I could in rugby.

“And a lot of that comes down to the fact I don’t think there’s a lot of people in the rugby admin hierarchy who want me anywhere near it.

“Jesus Christ, can you imagine me and [Sir] Bill Beaumont sat in a room together trying to sort stuff out? I’m not even allowed to smile at a press conference…because that makes you lose World Cup finals!

“Ridiculous, I wouldn’t last five seconds.”


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