England and Harlequins prop Joe Marler has revealed he may have entered the final year of his rugby career during a revealing interview with Alyson Rudd.
The loosehead-prop, who starts this weekend against Saracens in the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals, has disclosed that next season may be his last if things don’t go his way.
Speaking exclusively to The Times, Marler revealed: “The end is nigh,”
He added: “I would love to make it to the World Cup (2023 in France) 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.”
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England and Harlequins prop Joe Marler has revealed which of his former team-mates he would want alongside him in a bar fight.
Marler named his dream fighting five-a-side team made up of his former colleagues, including a few England internationals.
#1. Dan Cole
Marler said: “I love sappy, negative drinking sessions, and you’re always guaranteed that with old Colar Bear. He has a sensible head and is a great mind reader too. When I went AWOL in Japan at the end of the World Cup, he tracked me down…”