REPORT: Joe Marler fuels transfer rumours with cryptic tweet

Planet Rugby reported in January that England prop Joe Marler ‘requested a transfer’ away from Harlequins.

The loosehead fuelled rumours of a possible shock exit yesterday with his tweet directed at Quins head of recruitment Ed Spokes.

Following confirmation that club legend Mike Brown will be leaving the club for Newcastle Falcons this summer, Marler tweeted using the hashtag ##ESIAB.

https://twitter.com/mikebrown_15/status/1378424771071856640

Fans have speculated that this stands for Ed Spokes is a b**tard, and Brown seemed to confirm their assumptions with his reply.

Brown wrote: “Thank you mate. And yes I agree with your # he is and not only him.”

DID YOU KNOW? He isn’t technically a one-club man. After joining the Quins academy in 2008, the prop spent some time on loan to Esher and Worthing

EDITORS PICKS:

Warren Gatland names O’Driscoll in his top five Lions of all-time

#1. Gareth Edwards (Wales)

GATLAND SAID: “To me, he is probably the greatest halfback we’ve seen in the game. He was quick, intelligent and scored a lot of tries.”

DID YOU KNOW? In 2003, in a poll of international rugby players conducted by Rugby World magazine, Edwards was declared the greatest player of all time. 

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