Paul Gustard gives update on Joe Marler after he pulled out of the England squad for ‘personal reasons’

Joe Marler is available for Harlequins’ match with Gloucester on Saturday despite withdrawing from England’s training camp in Bristol for “personal reasons”.

The veteran British & Irish Lions prop was due to join Eddie Jones’s 36-man squad on Sunday but pulled out that afternoon and has instead trained with his club.

Although declining to expand on the reason for his absence from England the Quins’ head of rugby, Paul Gustard, revealed that he would be involved in the Premiership trip to Kingsholm this weekend.

“Joe made a decision [on missing the England camp]. He’s available for selection for us this weekend,” Gustard said.


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