Joe Marler banned for 10 weeks. Manu Tuilagi banned for four weeks. Courtney Lawes no ban.
Joe Marler’s high profile disciplinary case after the incident involving Alun Wyn Jones has seen him slapped with a ten game ban.
The forward was pictured ‘grabbing’ Wyn Jones’ genitals in England’s clash with Wales at the weekend.
Some projections suggested Marler could have received up to a four year ban, with 12 games a minimum.
The Harlequins man – who earlier this week deleted his Twitter account – was backed by many high profile people in the rugby world including the likes of Will Greenwood, alongside widespread support on social media.
Elsewhere, Manu Tuilagi received a four-week ban for his dangerous tackle on George North and Courtney Lawes was let off without a ban.
LIST | 20 times Joe Marler didn’t give a RUCK
Joe Marler on Alun Wyn Jones… pic.twitter.com/YHxoKCkNOf— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) March 7, 2020
2. When he taught us his favourite word
Stuart Barnes is a complete helmet……..
— Joe Marler (@JoeMarler) November 12, 2015
3. Destroying GEORGE NORTH
4. Burning twitter critic
In a reply to the appearance of Joe Marler on a BBC 5 Live show, a Tweeter observed that he thought the prop was a “absolute try hard weapon……….him not you obviously”.
Problem was that Marler was tagged in the Tweet and duly decided to reply.
“Very true mate. I try very hard……. to have regular vaginal intercourse with your mum, but she insists on having it in her arsehole every time! Mental.