His England boots were hung up for greater than seven months… but nuggety prop Joe Marler with out a doubt is conscious of easy strategies to press the buttons of Welsh rugby followers.
For ITV pundits Jonny Wilkinson, Clive Woodward and Brian O’Driscoll were detached deciding on over the bones of England’s 32-20 do away with over Eire, when Fifty 9-instances capped loosehead Marler build out a tweet declaring: “It’s coming house.”
His social media comment also can impartial now not save off deal of downloads of Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds’ iconic Euro ‘Ninety six soccer anthem.
But it with out a doubt obtained a few accusing the 28-year-outmoded England front-rower of going far too early alongside with his 2019 Six International locations predictions.
Even extra in expose within the meantime Scotland are high of the table and Eddie Jones’ England have a round-three assignment with Wales in Cardiff later this month.
Wales head into the second round of games in Italy next weekend on the attend of an inconceivable 24-19 comeback do away with in Paris on Friday night and firmly believing they’re heading within the accurate course for the title themselves.
Quins team-mate and historical Scotland flee Tim Visser reminded Marler, who surprisingly quit Test rugby final year, correct who used to be main the embryonic Six International locations table after a riveting opening weekend.
And historical All Blacks prop John Afoa, now plying his switch at Bristol Bears, also obtained in on the act – now not to original hordes of Welsh rugby followers.
Immense Slam winner Tom Shanklin used to be rapidly on the case too, with a crying with laughter response.
But it used to be Welsh rugby followers who were fast to remind Marler, who used to be banned for two fits and fined £20,000 after he known as prop Samson Lee ‘Gypsy boy’ during the 2016 Six International locations match at Twickenham, England detached must hasten to Cardiff this month.
And Wales don’t seem to be any strangers to derailing the English chariots. With an England Immense Slam beckoning six years within the past, Wales thumped Stuart Lancaster’s aspect 30-three to also snatch the title from them as successfully.
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