In the ongoing banter between England and Wales following their 2024 Six Nations showdown, Joe Marler stirred the pot with some playful aggression.
Despite a spirited effort from Wales, Steve Borthwick’s squad managed to overturn another halftime deficit at Twickenham.
Similar to their previous match in Rome, England found themselves trailing at halftime, with Wales threatening their first win at Twickenham since 2015 with a penalty try and an Alex Mann score.
However, Fraser Dingwall’s try narrowed the gap, and George Ford’s penalty secured the victory for England.
Adding fuel to the fire, Marler shared a clip on his Instagram, humorously using a leaf blower to tackle a daffodil, a playful nod to Wales’s national flower.
Reacting the clip, one fan wrote: “I’m both massively offended, and simultaneously impressed by the bants. He’s a hard guy not to like. And as a welshman I’m trying my best.”
A second commented: “Not his biggest fan…but that’s quality bantz.”
Another added: “Ex Prop from Wales here. Love the bants , love the attitude, you have a lot of fans in Wales ( through gritted teeth)”
A fourth said: “I am welsh but still not mad at you.”
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Four players Steve Borthwick should drop – and who should replace them for Scotland
#1. Fraser Dingwall
Telegraph 5/10: “The try covered a multitude of sins – from George North running straight through him, to not holding his line before passing to Daly.”
Planet Rugby 6/10: “Not a huge carrying threat but a smart operator. Took his try well and is a good distributor on the gain line, although he needs to show more in the rest of the Six Nations.”
Replacement: Ollie Lawrence or Manu Tuilagi (If fit)