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Author Topic: Joe Marler retires from international rugby  (Read 2309 times)

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Robbo83

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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 27-Sep-2018, 09:31* »
I just can't help thinking that this has something to do with the Eddie Jones set up in the England camp. I get he's got a young family and England duty takes him away from them a lot, but I just can't help feeling that there is more to this than meets the eye. That said, very happy to have Joe back full time with us now!
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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 27-Sep-2018, 09:43* »
I just can't help thinking that this has something to do with the Eddie Jones set up in the England camp. I get he's got a young family and England duty takes him away from them a lot, but I just can't help feeling that there is more to this than meets the eye. That said, very happy to have Joe back full time with us now!

I guess that is a thought which pops up, however I’ve seen many photos of them both personally embracing each other after internationals and on the training pitch. One of which I remember in this years kit looking really jolly with each other, so I wouldn’t say there’s a problem based on the photos. But that’s just going of photos of course.
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Fearless Fred

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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 27-Sep-2018, 10:50* »
I think the actual playing wasn't the issue. Joe and his wife have two young kids. With the extra time that England training camps, tours, international games, etc all take up, he and all the other England players likely have about 4 weeks in a year where they're not training/rehabbing/away for days/weeks at a time. It takes a mental as well as physical toll on people. He most likely feels that he's missing out on important times with his young family that are far beyond measure & even unconsciously he sees the time & effort of international duty that takes him away from his family is to blame.
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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 27-Sep-2018, 20:31* »
Big Joe Marler ..... respect man, respect.
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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #19 on: Friday 28-Sep-2018, 11:04* »
Many of us have had jobs in the past that involved a lot of travelling and being away from home for substantial periods. My kids had started school before it dawned on me that I had spent very little time with them. Enjoy every moment, Joe, they only pass this way once.
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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 13:58* »
This article on Sky Sports doesn't sound so nice....

Robbo83

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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 14:29* »
Wow crazy admission by Joe! But on the plus side, if hes not trying to get banned anymore then hopefully he'll play to his best for us without getting sent off!

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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 14:33* »
Hmmmm, might be the sort of thing you should keep quiet, at least until your autobiography

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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 15:49* »
@JoeMarler
I would like to clarify my comments on
@TheRugbyPod
 this morning that have been taken out of context. I have never deliberately done anything on a rugby pitch – or off it – to get a ban.....
..... I was simply reflecting on my occasional irrational behaviour when England camps were looming and trying to understand my actions a little bit better.

Fearless Fred

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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 02-Oct-2018, 16:02* »
@JoeMarler
I would like to clarify my comments on
@TheRugbyPod
 this morning that have been taken out of context. I have never deliberately done anything on a rugby pitch – or off it – to get a ban.....
..... I was simply reflecting on my occasional irrational behaviour when England camps were looming and trying to understand my actions a little bit better.

That I can understand. He's looking back at his past actions and realising what he was subconsciously doing when International windows approached and can now see why he would be so reckless.
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deadlyfrom5yardsout

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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 03-Oct-2018, 10:12* »
WE'd better make sure his family get good seats at all our games.

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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 03-Oct-2018, 13:33* »
I wonder if the door will still be left open for Joe? Maybe as an emergency back up in the event of cover needed by England. It sounds unlikely, but who knows?

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Re: Joe Marler retires from international rugby
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 03-Oct-2018, 15:47* »
I wonder if the door will still be left open for Joe? Maybe as an emergency back up in the event of cover needed by England. It sounds unlikely, but who knows?

Doubt he’d want to walk through it even if it was

 

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