Joe Marler’s dangerous shoulder puts his Six Nations campaign in doubt

first_imgSunday Jan 7, 2018 Joe Marler’s dangerous shoulder puts his Six Nations campaign in doubt Harlequins front rower Joe Marler will be in doubt for this year’s Six Nations campaign after he received a straight red card in Saturday night’s Aviva Premiership clash with Sale Sharks, which the latter edged 30-29 after a late referee decision. Harlequins were 22-17 up when the England prop dropped his shoulder into Sale Sharks flanker TJ Ioane, leading to referee Matt Carley dismissing him from the field. “That’s the part of the game we need to take out, where someone’s defenceless and you can knock them with your shoulder,” said Sale Sharks’ Steve Diamond. Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston backed his man though, saying he was on top form. “This is not an isolated punch, stamp or kick, it’s a clearout that’s not legal and he’s taken somebody out without (using) his arm. It’s a physical game, an awful lot of people do that. He will be unbelievably disappointed and upset about the whole thing.“Joe was having an unbelievable game as well, that’s the other thing to remark on. His form last week and today had been absolutely outstanding. It’s something that will be dealt with as required, but it clearly had an impact on the game.”A try by Jamie Roberts kept them in the game but South African’s Faf de Klerk and Rohan Janse van Rensburg put Sale ahead. Roberts crossed again late in the match, but referee Carley ruled that Chris Robshaw was out in touch just seconds before – a decision that could have gone either way – so Sale hung on.Marler will face a disciplinary hearing this coming week. Red card incident:Match highlights:credit: BT Sport/Premiership Rugby Note: videos only available in some countries ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more