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“It's my specialty,” jokes English prop Joe Marler, after his decisive pass…with the title

He looks like the most improbable effort of this World Cup.
England prop Joe Marler conceded a break for England after seeing the ball bounce off his head during their advanced win over Japan (34-12) on Sunday 17 September.
He punctuated a very academic gesture with a very humorous one.

He did it on purpose… not on purpose. Holder, English prop Joe Marler, turned a decisive pass to his captain, regardless of himself, during the “XV of the Roses” win over Japan on Sunday, September 17. In the 56th minute of play, with neither team able to win (13-12), Courtney Lawes received a pass from George Ford that eluded prop Will Stewart's hands and then bounced off the big boy's head. Peroxide crest.

A game of billiards left the Japanese defense on the ground. Taking advantage of the confusion, Los only had to level the goal Brave Blossoms. After an appeal to the video referee, the strange effort was finally checked, allowing Steve Borthwick's men to take the lead. A twist of fate put the British on the road to victory.

I am going to practice (and revise) this

Joe Marler, “XV de la Rose” pillar

“Obviously you're surprised. But it's to be expected, it's been my specialty for years.”Joe mocked Marler, who humorously defended the purpose of the pass. “Work gets paid. It's a crazy endeavor.” “I don't even know where I am. But it counts.”Continued in the mixed zone, the mischievous Harlequins player, well known for his rowdy outings, insults he uttered such as, In December 2022The New Zealand side's ailing mother on Jake Henon. “I worked with Dan Cole and Jamie George (his teammates in the test, editor's note) on heading balls in the warm-up.”

England-Japan (34-12): See Joe Marler's header pass for England's trySource: Rugby – World Cup

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Buoyed by this fun and decisive performance, Joe Marler vowed to try his luck again at the end of the World Cup. “I'm going to train for this.”He blurted out. “If I'm in the right place, at the right time, it works.”

Johann Roblin

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