LIST: Three players who turned down call-ups from Eddie Jones

2. Joe Marler

The loosehead prop has turned down numerous call-ups from Jones on numerous occasions, starting in 2016. He turned down a place on the tour to Australia following the infamous ‘Gypsygate’ saga, where he was fined £20,000 for his racial abuse of Wales rival Samson Lee.

Marler then most recently pulled out of the 2021 Six Nations squad, rejecting the call-up to spend more time with his family.

Speaking on Twitter, he said: “Always grateful for the opportunity so not an easy decision, but want to do right by my family in these crazy times and won’t be meeting up with the squad for this tournament.

“Look forward to watching the team rip in. Go well.”


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