"Sick of that sh**" - Joe Marler calls for THREE major changes to rugby - Ruck

“Sick of that sh**” – Joe Marler calls for THREE major changes to rugby

Joe Marler, renowned for his candid demeanor in the rugby world, has recently delved into the realm of governance within the sport.

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In a bold move, he has crafted a comprehensive manifesto outlining his vision for reform, with none other than Rassie Erasmus poised to stand by his side as a key ally in this endeavor.

Propelling his ideas forward, Marler aims to implement significant changes he believes will elevate the sport to new heights.

You can read Marler’s full brilliant manifesto by clicking here.


Marler said: The first thing I would do is ban the f***ing caterpillar ruck,’ he says. ‘It kills me. The whole thing is an a***. I would go as far as saying I’d ban box kicks but I might start to sound like Clive Woodward.

‘I want to see referees sanction the scrum-half for not using it when they shout “Use it”. I also want to get rid of the rule where the defence get the ball back if they hold you up and create a maul in the tackle.’


Marler said: ‘The disciplinary system is completely baffling and completely bonkers and I think it could be a tad more consistent,’ says Marler.

‘Tomas Lavanini is the most carded player in the history of rugby and his ban was reduced recently because he conducted himself well at the hearing. Does that mean you just have to scrub up nicely and wear a nice suit?


Marler said: “‘The suicide rate in men, throughout society, shows that more has to be done. It’s not just a rugby problem. I’m not surprised there are no openly gay players in rugby given the environment over the years. They are 100

Joe Marler includes Sir Clive Woodward and former teammate on his rugby sh**list

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 for his less than professional behaviour.

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.”