Joe Marler is in top form in hilariously awkward interview
There’s nothing quite like a Joe Marler interview, and the Harlequins prop was in top form both on and off the pitch yesterday against Bath at the Rec in the Gallagher Premiership.
The loosehead scooped the man of the match award after Quins’ 19-13 win after a strong scrummaging display and a dominant first half from his side.
But he saved his best for the post match interview, which was full of trademark awkward silences and off topic digressions.
Take a look at the interview:
Strap yourselves in, it’s interview time with @JoeMarler! 😂
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On a serious note, this was a strong statement from Marler a week after England’s scrum, and particularly Mako Vunipola, had a very tough time against the South African pack. The Harlequin was overlooked for England’s autumn campaign, but will surely work his way back into the fold for the Six Nations if his form continues, regardless of who is in charge of England when that comes around.
“We know he is definitely out for a month and then next week we will get a bit more clarity around what those timeframes are like,” Quins head coach Tabai Matson said.
“It’s disappointing for him, but he is quite a resilient lad and he hasn’t had many injuries, touch wood.
“We didn’t click in the first half, and we managed to get the benefit of some penalties.
“At the end of 80 minutes, considering the amount of mauls and players we had in the bin, that is a courageous effort. And ultimately, pretty lucky.
“As we roll into Europe, we knew it was important to get a gritty win. People dug in tonight.
“We take a squad of 30 (to South Africa), flying Sunday evening. It’s exciting.
“But we have really been trying to focus on this Bath game because it’s so important in the scheme of the season.”