Joe Marler

Joe Marler
Date of birth (1990-07-07) 7 July 1990
Place of birth Eastbourne, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb)[1]
School Heathfield Community College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009– Harlequins 131 (55)
correct as of 17 January 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– England 45 (0)
correct as of 26 November 2016.

Joe Marler (born 7 July 1990) is a rugby union player for Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership playing primarily as a Prop. At the start of his Harlequins career he was sent out on loan to Esher and Worthing for a season each. Marler was called up to the England U20's squad for the 2009 U20 Six Nations, but was injured throughout. He was called up to represent England U20's throughout the Junior World Championship in summer 2009. He started his career at Haywards Heath RFC in Sussex where he played in the same side as fellow England international Billy Twelvetrees.[2] [3]

The following season he was again called up into the U20 squad, and marked his 6N debut against Wales with two tries. He made his Guinness Premiership debut for Harlequins at the end of that season.

He was called into the England squad for the 2010 end of year tests as injury cover for David Wilson. When Wilson recovered, Marler was kept on alongside him in the squad. He eventually made his test debut against South Africa where he started two test matches at loose-head prop in the summer of 2012. He started for Harlequins in their 2011–12 Premiership final victory over Leicester Tigers.[4]

Marler started for England against Scotland at Twickenham in the 2013 Six Nations, and was substituted after 55 minutes. On 4 August 2014 Harlequins named Marler as their new captain, replacing Chris Robshaw due to his commitments as England captain in the 2015 World Cup year.[5]

For the 2015-16 season Marler passed on the captaincy of Quins to team mate Danny Care.[6]

On 18 January 2016, Harlequins announced that Joe Marler had signed a new contract to stay at the club. Marler commented on Twitter: "I'm a Quin. I love everything about the club, good and bad. I love every time I get to pull the famous quarters on."[7]

Ahead of England's summer tour to Australia later that year, Marler publicly ruled himself out following recent disciplinary issues.[8] England went on to win this landmark series 3-0.

  1. "Joe Marler". Harlequins website. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  4. "Harlequins 30-23 Leicester". BBC Sport. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  5. "Marler in for Robshaw as Quins captain". BBC Sport. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  6. "Danny Care replaces Joe Marler as Harlequins captain". BBC. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  7. "England prop Joe Marler signs new contract with Harlequins". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  8. "Joe Marler rules himself out of England tour to Australia". Retrieved 2016-07-18.

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