England and Sale winger Marland Yarde has set the record straight after his dramatic exit from Harlequins.
He allegedly failed to report for training on three separate occasions without providing a satisfactory explanation.
The club gave the 25-year-old international his marching orders by John Kingston late last year, with the winger subsequently signing a three year deal with Sale.
‘I’m not going to sit here and I say I was Jesus Christ,’ revealed Yarde.
‘I made errors. I was late for training a few times – more in the early part of my career at Harlequins, rather than the latter part.
‘That just meant that when anything happened in the last six months, it went from a molehill to a mountain pretty quickly.
‘I wouldn’t have played consistently in so many games for Harlequins if I was someone who doesn’t care or doesn’t work hard.
‘I’ve made a few off-the-field errors, which I’m sure most people in most day-to-day jobs would do, but that’s not me just making excuses and saying it’s alright. ‘