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Oct
2017
Saturday 28th
posted by Morning Star in Sport

JOE MARLER is now available for the second match of England’s autumn series after the expiry date of his three-week suspension for striking was brought forward.

Marler is now free to play from midnight on November 12, available for selection to face Australia.

The adjustment to the dates of Marler’s ban, which remains at three weeks, comes after his club Harlequins argued he would have played in the Anglo-Welsh Cup on November 5 having been omitted from the England squad named for the autumn series on Thursday.

The confusing revision to the terms of the suspension, incurred for landing a forearm on Will Rowlands in Harlequins’s 41-10 defeat by Wasps on Sunday, has left rugby’s judiciary open to ridicule.




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