Eddie Jones gives his view on Joe Marler’s sudden international retirement
England boss Eddie Jones says he understands Joe Marler’s “reasoning” after the Harlequins prop announced his immediate retirement from international rugby.
The 28-year-old forward, who has won 59 England caps, told Quins TV he had made the decision to spend more time with his family.
🗣 “When I got the call-up for the next squad, I thought the time was right to make the call and concentrate on my family and the Club moving forward.”
📽 @JoeMarler on his decision to retire from international rugby
— Harlequins 🃏 (@Harlequins) September 26, 2018
In a statement released by Quins, Jones said: “Joe is a great player and team member, so I am disappointed and we will miss him. But he has made his decision on personal grounds and we understand his reasoning.
“He’s a good guy – an honest, mature person who understands the demands of the game and the demands of family life. I have got to admire his honesty and the way he has gone about this.”