England and Harlequins prop Joe Marler has told many great stories down the years.
The loosehead prop was part of the British & Irish Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand and was a regular for the Lions in their midweek games.
He announced his international retirement in September 2018 to spend more time with his family, but has since reversed this decision.
DID YOU KNOW? Joe Marler started his career at Haywards Heath RFC in Sussex where he played with Billy Twelvetrees
Here are some of our favourite Joe Marler stories from his incredible rugby career..
1. The Horse
The prop compared himself to an “Irish horse” in an interview with his club’s media channel in November 2019.
Marler describes the hurt he felt after the recent defeat and said the team has to “get back on the horse”.
Marler takes the classic cliche answer and embarks on a tale about a horse who wants to “give a better performance” this weekend against Bath.
He said: “I wasn’t hurting as much as the lads who were out there but I definitely felt it and I know how hard the boys have taken that.
“They’ll be disappointed with the account that we put out but we have got another week to get back on the horse and take that horse to the water and you can ask that horse and say, ‘Hey, horsey, do you want to have a drink or do you want to swim?’
“And it’s up to that horse to then realise what he wants to do in his life.
“And that horse, at the moment, wants to go out on Saturday.
“He wants to clippidy-clop all the way to The Stoop and he wants to say ‘hello’ to those fans.
“And he goes: ‘I’m sorry about the result last week, but I’m going to give a better performance here at home against Bath.'”