England and Harlequins Joe Marler Grabs Springboks and Stormers Player by the Groin Area

England and Harlequins Joe Marler Grabs Springboks and Stormers Player by the Groin Area

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:30 PM
  • Joe Marler appears to have itchy hands that need to be brought under control swiftly
  • The Harlequins and England player yet again indulged in disgusting behaviour involving another player's groin region
  • He was caught in a video grabbing Stormers and Springbok player Deon Fourie in the nether regions, his second such offence

Joe Marler could find himself in serious trouble for his actions in a recent European Rugby Champions Cup match last Saturday.

During the Round of 16 encounter between his team Harlequins and the Stormers at the Cape Town Stadium, the prop was caught by the cameras grabbing Stormers openside flanker Deon Fourie by the groin at a ruck.

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Deon Fourie was the victim of Joe Marler's assault. Image source: Getty Images.
Source: Getty Images

The footage shows an angry Fourie attempt to confront Marler before other players stepped in to stop the fight. Fourie then gets on his knees to catch his breath while grimacing in pain and being assisted by the team doctor.

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The home team defeated the visitors from London 32-38, booking their place in the quarterfinals against Exter Chiefs this coming Saturday.

This is not the first time that Marler has gotten into trouble for this disgraceful behaviour. In March 20202 during a test Six Nations match against Wales, Marler also grabbed Alun Wyn Jones' by the groin, a crime that saw him being banned for 12 weeks.

Ironically, Marler responded to the punishment by tweeting then:

“B*ll*cks. Complete b*ll*cks.”

Marler praises Rassie Erasmus

This is not the first time that Sports Brief has reported on Marler.

In December 2021, he gave Rugby World Cup-winning coach and SA Rugby Director of Rugby a crude thumbs up in a recent interview in the Daily Mail, saying that he'd elevate him up to high office if he had the power.

This was in the wake of the side-show Erasmus was running on the side in criticising the dropping standards of refereeing in the sport on his entertaining Twitter account. The outspoken 32-year-old Marler says that Erasmus' non-conformity was good for a sport that is seen as lacking any kind of charismatic individuals who are not scared to speak their minds.

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