Crowd erupts after Joe Marler's attempted clearance kick for Barbarians goes wrong - Ruck

Crowd erupts after Joe Marler’s attempted clearance kick for Barbarians goes wrong

Barbarians beat the All Blacks XV 35-31 on Sunday in London, running in five tries at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The All Blacks XV were outplayed across the park, trailing 35-24 until a Bailyn Sullivan try with eight minutes to play set up a tight finish.

One of the standout moments was an attempted clearance kick from Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler early in the game

Joe Marler kick:

Joe Marler facts: 

  1. Marler started his career at Haywards Heath RFC in Sussex where he played in the same side as fellow England international Billy Twelvetrees
  2. After joining the Quins academy in 2008, the prop spent some time on loan to Esher and Worthing
  3. He’s been nicknamed Croissant. In his own words, it’s because: “The boys think I have a nose that looks like a French pastry.”
  4. Marler was captain for England at U18s level and represented the U20 squad throughout the Junior World Championship in summer 2009
  5. He is also one of the hosts of The Joe Marler Show podcast with Tom Fordyce

Joe Marler Dream XV:

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)