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“No thanks” – Five England players who WON’T be going to the World Cup

#4. Joe Marler

Marler violated one of Steve Borthwick’s primary rules earlier this year, which is the “no sh**talking policy” for the England team.

Consequently, despite his impressive performance with Harlequins this season, he was excluded from the Six Nations squad.

Earlier this year, Marler received a six-week ban (with four weeks suspended) for making inappropriate remarks about Bristol flanker Jake Heenan’s mother.

As he approaches his mid-30s, the possibility of Marler returning to international play appears increasingly improbable.

Joe Marler of England Rugby during the Six Nations Championship match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on February 26th 2021. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK