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Joe Marler is reprimanded by citing commissioner

Joe Marler has been reprimanded for his spat with James Haskell during Harlequins’ victory against Wasps but the forward is not facing a suspension.

The England prop has been given a citing commissioner’s warning for his role in the incident – pulling at Haskell’s scrum cap and squirting his international team‑mate with water.



In an acknowledgement that the 27-year-old was deserving of a yellow card at the time. Marler’s actions were considered to be contrary to good sportsmanship.

The warning will remain on Marler’s record for five years and will be taken into consideration in any future disciplinary hearings but he will not be banned after the citing commissioner

Haskell does not face further action after he was shown a yellow card.

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