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Joe Marler says being a part of the Barbarians was the most fun week of his career

BY Shaywaterworth  ·  Monday Jun 3, 2019

Former England prop Joe Marler said he had the best week of his professional career while training with the Barbarians.

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The Harlequins loose head started for the touring side at Twickenham on Sunday where they played an England select XV in an epic end-to-end game.

The match finished 51-43 to England and Marler, who quit international rugby in September 2018, joined the Sky Sports pundits after the final whistle along with his three children (UK/IRE only).

“It’s the best week I’ve had playing professional rugby because it was very unprofessional,” said Marler.

“We need things like this [the Barbarians] to remember what the core values are. I loved every minute of it.”

The match at Twickenham had lots of standout tries from both sides but here are a few of the best picks.

There was also lovely a try for ex-Wallaby captain James Horwill from a cross field kick as well as a conversion attempt to mark his last ever game of professional rugby.

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