Outspoken Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler has revealed that he last spoke to former team-mate Marland Yarde 18 months ago.
The winger dramatically left Harlequins two weeks ago to join Premiership rivals Sale Sharks in an unusual mid-season move.
“I hadn’t spoken to the bloke in 18 months,” Marler said.
“I’d lost the plot with him a good while ago. And let him be, let him do his own thing, because I’d given up on it.
“He’d made the decision that he wanted to leave…you know, all the best to him. I wish him all the best. I don’t wish nastiness upon anyone.
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“He’s one of those to just leave, as he won’t change in my mind. Me and him just don’t get on.”
Speaking to Rugby Pod hosts Jim Hamilton and Andy Goode, Marler added that he was ‘f***ing gutted’ to miss England’s joint training session with Wales earlier this week, which saw the two teams working on their set-piece against each other.