Lawrence Dallaglio the latest to slam Alun Wyn Jones after Joe Marler ban - Ruck

Lawrence Dallaglio the latest to slam Alun Wyn Jones after Joe Marler ban

England and Wasps legend Lawrence Dallaglio has joined Mike Brown in criticising Alun Wyn Jones for his role in Joe Marler’s 10-week ban.

“I was surprised by the post-match interview,” Dallaglio told The Ruck podcast on The Times website.

“When someone as great as Alun Wyn Jones says something like that, it leads the disciplinary into behaving in a certain way.

“It’s why I believe Joe ended up with 10 weeks as opposed to something a bit more around the five to six week mark. But there you go.

“I don’t agree in any way what Joe did. What was acceptable 10, 15, 30 years ago is not acceptable in the modern age.

“Winding up takes a number of different guises.


“There’s no doubt a number of Welsh players wound up Kyle Sinckler last year down at The Principality Stadium and Alun Wyn Jones was one of them by the way.

“They did it in a way that pushes it right to the law, but not beyond the law.

“What Joe did was unacceptable, he knows that, particularly when you’ve got a lot of previous in terms of your own disciplinary record.”

LIST | 6 times Lawrence Dallaglio proved he was a legend

Just because we love him, it seems an ideal time to appreciate how much of a gem England legend Lawrence Dallaglio is…

1. Emotional speech

The incredible speech that Dallaglio gave to the Lion squad before the “unofficial” first test against the NZ Maori. Taken from the BOD Lions Tour diaries.

2. The 02 adverts during the 2015 World Cup

England Legends Martin Johnson and Dallaglio teach Jack Whitehall a lesson in power.