Joe Marler’s controversy record |Every misdemeanour

England prop Joe Marler is never far away from the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Here, RUCK runs through each of those incidents down the years…

APRIL 2016: Two-week band and £20k fine for “Gyspy Boy” remark at Wales prop Samson Lee.

APRIL 2016: Two-week ban for kicking a Grenoble player in the head in first match back following previous ban.

JUNE 2016: Formal warning for a Twitter comment calling ex-Australia coach Bob Dwyer “a w**ker”.

SEPTEMBER 2017: Reprimanded for scrapping with international teammate James Haskell and spraying him in the face with a water bottle.

OCTOBER 2017: Three-week ban for elbowing an opponent, ruling him out of the Six Nations.

JANUARY 2018: Six-week ban for shoulder charge to the head of Sale flanker TJ Ioane. This meant he missed two Six Nations matches.

SEPTEMBER 2018: Reprimand for saying he considered getting sent off so he could miss England get-togethers.

MARCH 2020: Faces ban for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones by the testicles.


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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