Whether he’s grabbing Alun Wyn Jones by the family jewels or redoing his shoelace, Joe Marler has established himself as the master of mind games down the years.
“I love games within games,” revealed Marler to The Times when discussing the Springboks tactics during the summer series against the Lions.
He added: “Very few have mastered this art. I like to think I’m one of them.”
When asked to name the three biggest shithouses he’d come across in his career in a recent Q&A, the results were unsurprising if we’re being honest.
#1. Dan Biggar
Marler became close friend with Biggar during the 2017 Lions tour, and famously gave the Welshman a b**lock naked cuddle following a World Cup warm-up game between England and Wales.
However, Biggar is the epitome of players you hate until they are on your team. The way the fly-half continues to moan to referees vociferously has seemingly only got worse throughout his career.
It got so bad that popular online personality and diehard Scotland fan Glove39 made a video called ‘birdman’ mocking the way in which he always raises his arms in frustration to officials. It’s no shock Marler namechecked him!