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Fans shocked at outcome of Joe Marler hearing

BY Luke Stockwell  ·  Friday Dec 30, 2022

Joe Marler has found himself in hot water with the RFU after comments he made towards Bristol flanker Jake Heenan resulted in a hearing under Rule 5.12.

Rule 5.12 is classed as conduct prejudicial to the game – and it was Marler’s words reportedly about Heenan’s ill mother which the RFU have taken issue with.

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The incident occurred during a scrum and the entire Bristol forward pack were instantly furious with the Harlequins prop’s comments, and Heenan was visibly livid.

Following the game, Bristol captain Steven Luatua publicly called out Marler, who then took twitter to apologise and reportedly reached out to Heenan privately.

The hearing took place at 4:30 on 30th December and the RFU decided that Marler will face a 6 week ban, with 4 of those weeks being suspended (can be activated if the player makes a similar offence) – so Marler is currently out for the next 2 games (Northampton and Sale).

The RFU stated “The insulting and offensive comments made by the player were wholly inappropriate; such comments should form no part of the modern game”

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Some fans are slightly shocked at the outcome as they agrue that a precedent has now been set as a lot is often said on the rugby field and this could result in a huge number of citings in the future. Either way, as Joe himself said, his comments were “P*** poor”.

 

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