Joe Marler, anxiety and retiring from England Rugby

Joe Marler has retired from playing international rugby for England. This surprised everyone and he followed up with an interview for RugbyPass about why. In there he makes an admission that if you look back at his behaviour he had this tendency to get banned just before international windows. He talks about anxiety leading to “deliberate” penalties to get banned and that’s what I feel I need to give my opinion on.

Here are my thoughts on Joe Marler and his decision to retire:

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