Friday, 7 February 2020

Nice touch from Joe Marler

I've decided, for the most part, to reserve judgement on England's start to this year's Six Nations until after Saturday's encounter at Murrayfield. Suffice to say that the team selected by Eddie Jones to play the Scots, whilst an improvement on the side he fielded in Paris, still doesn't fill me with huge confidence.

One man unlucky to lose his place in the team (being one of England's better performers against the French) is Joe Marler who, it is reported, sought out his opposition prop - debutante Mohamed Haouas - after the game to give him his England shirt, refusing to accept the offer of a swap from Haouas, telling him: “It’s the jersey from your first cap, you shouldn’t swap it or give it to anyone.”

Nice touch, Joe - very classy.

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