Rugby World Cup 2023 – Joe Marler (England): “My head pass? I’ve been working on it for years!”

Joe Marler had fun with his involuntary headed pass leading to England’s second try against Japan. The left pillar did not leave his tongue in his pocket, saying that he had been working on this register for years.

Has Joe Marler ever disappointed journalists? With his legendary banter, England’s left pillar once again put on a show at the end of the victory of the XV de la Rose against Japan (34-12). The Harlequins player gave his first assist in the selection, according to him, thanks to a subtle headed pass to send Courtney Lawes into the goal. In the mixed zone, the left-hander boasted of a more random gesture than intended.

“It’s my only assist, right? I didn’t even score a single try. That’s a record. The most selections without the slightest try. I didn’t even know where I was. But it was calculated. I worked on heading balls in the warm-up with Dan Cole and Jamie George. It’s been my specialty for years, finally the work pays off! I took inspiration from Brighton, (the team of English football) which was a success for Manchester United, the team that my son encourages. I did like them, I managed.”

We don’t call them the Brave Blossoms for nothing

But before joking, Joe Marler had to work with his teammates to fend off the Japanese who were as threatening as they were clumsy. If Steve Borthwick assure that he sees “now a development of our attack, a real offensive evolution”, the left pillar ensures that the XV de la Rose did not experience a meeting full of serenity. “As soon as we got our hands on the ball and kept it, we were able to put them under pressure. But we knew they weren’t going to give up. We don’t call them the Brave Blossoms for nothing. They move forward, no matter what.”

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