Joe Marler scored incredible title winning try while on loan in 2010 - Ruck

Joe Marler scored incredible title winning try while on loan in 2010

Back in 2010, an interception try by prop Joe Marler in the final minute of Esher’s clash with Blaydon sealed the win they needed to clinch promotion to the Championship.

The 31-12 victory, coupled with defeat away to Tynedale for nearest rivals London Scottish, ensured Esher could not be caught at the top of National League One, with five games of the season still to play.

Half-time substitute Marler completed the scoring when he picked off a Blaydon pass on the Esher 40-metre line and raced clear to touch down under the posts.

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EDITORS PICKS:

5 loan spells you’ve almost certainly forgotten about

From bizarre temporary purchases by big clubs to established international players getting experience in the lower leagues: these are the short-term signings we’ve all dismissed from memory.

1. OWEN FARRELL TO BEDFORD BLUES

In the 2010–11 season, Farrell signed for Bedford Blues on a brief loan, scoring 11 points in four outings.

However he returned to Saracens and was pivotal in the 2010–11 Aviva Premiership Final, kicking five penalties and converting James Short’s try, ending with a personal haul of 17 points in the 22–18 victory over reigning champions Leicester Tigers.

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