Joe Marler faces HUGE ban after incident with Alun Wyn Jones - Ruck

Joe Marler faces HUGE ban after incident with Alun Wyn Jones

England prop Joe Marler could face a minimum 12-week ban for a below-the-belt grab on Alun Wyn Jones.

The incident, which wasn’t spotted by referee Ben O’Keefe, occurred during a fractious and frenetic opening at Twickenham.

Gareth Thomas made light of the situation on ITV and said: ‘It would have never have happened in my day and I am really upset about that because if it had I would never have retired!’ 

World Rugby’s Law 10 states that anyone found guilty of “testicle grabbing, twisting or squeezing” faces a minimum 12-week suspension, while the maximum penalty is a FOUR-YEAR ban.

Commenting on the incident, the Wales captain said: “If I react I get a red card. Hopefully World Rugby have a look at it.

“Joe is a good bloke. . . but there is all the footage that has been shown and a lot of supporters have seen what has happened.

“I looked across at the touch judge and he obviously didn’t see anything. But we talk a lot about TMOs and what they review, so it was frustrating this wasn’t dealt with there.”

LIST | 20 times Joe Marler didn’t give a RUCK

He really doesn’t care.

1. Nowhere else to start

Taking life, or a Welshman, by the balls…


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.


5. Interrupting press conference

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