LIST: Five incidents that damaged players reputations forever - Page 5 of 5 - Ruck

LIST: Five incidents that damaged players reputations forever

#5. Joe Marler – Gypsygate

It’s fair to say the England prop has a pretty unique disciplinary record, but it all started in 2016 when. he received a two-week ban following the “gypsy boy” saga, involving Wales’ Samson Lee, which erupted out of the Six Nations game at Twickenham.

The same penalty was to follow a couple of months later after he was cited for kicking Grenoble hooker Arnaud Héguy while playing for Harlequins in the European Challenge Cup semi-final.

Marler was then banned for three weeks in October 2017 after striking Wasps and now Wales lock Will Rowlands with an elbow and for six weeks later that same season for a shoulder charge on Sale’s TJ Ioane.

And, of course, just last month he was suspended for ten weeeks for grabbing the genitals of Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones in the Six Nations encounter at Twickenham.

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