Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler verged on the edge of losing his head against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park.
Wow fans reported hearing the 31-year-old saying, “You don’t say a word about my mother and get away with it!.”
the prop was the. Penalties for lip to the referee with the decision being reversed.
Nevertheless, Quins held on for the 26-20 away win with Louis Lynagh crossing twice for the visitors.
Danny Care’s sniping try proved key as Falcons tried in vain to pull it back.
Will Hayden-Wood snatched the hosts a losing bonus point right at the end, ensuring both sides got the extras after the Quins’ four tries got them the maximum
Joe Marler Dream Team
1. Tony Woodcock (New Zealand)
2. Rory Best (Ireland)
3. Carl Hayman (New Zealand)
4. Alun Wyn Jones (Wales)
5. Paul O’Connell (Ireland)