Adam Jones has revealed why everyone should appreciate Joe Marler.
The Wales and Harlequins prop was in the midst of pre-season in San Francisco when news broke of his mother’s sudden death in August.
June Jones, 65, suffered fatal injuries as a result of a tragic accident and the 35-year-old recalls the moment he the news was broken to him by his wife.
“I was enjoying my pre-season, I got through the initial couple of weeks,” revealed Jones.
“The morning I found out — and I know he hasn’t got the best reputation in Wales — I was sharing with Joe Marler and if he hadn’t been there, I would have been in a heck of a mess. I would have really struggled,”.
“He was up with me at 4am sorting stuff out, getting me whatever I needed.
“He took me to get breakfast. Joe was brilliant with me that morning.”
June followed her son’s career around the world and was known for being a passionate, knowledgeable rugby fan, as well as being immensely proud of her Adam’s achievements.
LIST | 20 times Joe Marler didn’t give a RUCK
He really doesn’t care.
1. Nowhere else to start
Taking life, or a Welshman, by the balls…
Joe Marler on Alun Wyn Jones… pic.twitter.com/YHxoKCkNOf— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) March 7, 2020
2. When he taught us his favourite word
Stuart Barnes is a complete helmet……..
— Joe Marler (@JoeMarler) November 12, 2015
3. Destroying GEORGE NORTH
4. Burning twitter critic
In a reply to the appearance of Joe Marler on a BBC 5 Live show, a Tweeter observed that he thought the prop was a “absolute try hard weapon……….him not you obviously”.
Problem was that Marler was tagged in the Tweet and duly decided to reply.
“Very true mate. I try very hard……. to have regular vaginal intercourse with your mum, but she insists on having it in her arsehole every time! Mental.