RETURN: Marland Yarde has finally found a club following Sale Sharks release - Ruck

RETURN: Marland Yarde has finally found a club following Sale Sharks release

Former Sale Sharks winger Marland Yarde made his long-awaited rugby return with the Barbarians in November.

The former England winger was invited to play against Harlequins, Bath and Northampton Saints for the famous invitational side.

Having not played since January, Yarde finally broke his silence in September after being arrested back in January on suspicion of having committed a serious offence.

Having not been charged, the winger has released a statement to his friends, family and supporters.

He wrote: “In January, as I think it is known by some of the rugby community, I was arrested on suspicion of having committed a very serious offence,” began Yarde. “A necessarily lengthy police investigation followed but I can now confirm that no further action is to be taken against me. I have not been charged with any offence.

“Whilst I never doubted my innocence, I understand that the investigation had to be handled with care and sensitivity for the protection of all involved. Although innocent of the crime alleged against me, I take full responsibility for having put myself in a situation where an allegation could be made against me.

“I am working hard to improve as a person using what the incident has taught and shown me. I want to apologise to all my family and friends for the hurt and distress I have caused them. Their love and support gave me the strength to see a positive future, and I look forward to resuming my career doing what I love which is playing rugby.”

Yarde has now found a new permanent home, signing with Top 14 side Bayonne, who currently sit sixth in the table following their promotion last season.

Yarde said in a tweet: “

“Haven’t spoke for three years” – Five rugby stars Joe Marler hates

England prop Joe Marler is never afraid of sharing an opinion or two – especially when it’s about someone he doesn’t particularly like.

#1. Sir Clive Woodward

Woodward tore apart Eddie Jones’ side during a webinar, slamming Marler and fellow prop Dan Cole for their behaviour in a press conference prior to the loss against South Africa back in November. This wasn’t the first time the 2003 World Cup-winning coach called out the prop.

After reading an article on the Rugby Pass website highlighting Woodward’s comments, he tweeted him directly, saying: “Change the record Sir Clive – you should be grateful you can ‘milk the cow’ for another 3 years.”