joe Marler has faced a lot of tough opponents throughout his career
Here the England and Harlequins loosehead has named three opponents who he finds the toughest to play against in the scrum and on the field.
Dan Cole (England)
“I love sappy, negative drinking sessions, and you’re always guaranteed that with old Colar Bear. He has a sensible head and is a great mind reader too. When I went AWOL in Japan at the end of the World Cup, he tracked me down…”
Tadhg Furlong (Ireland)
The Irishman was un-droppable for both Ireland and Warren Gatland’s Lions in 2021,
Head and shoulders above his nearest competition as the best tighthead prop in rugby at the moment
“He can do everything. He’s not just a scrummager, not just a ball-carrier, he’s got the all-round game.”
Carl Hayman (New Zealand)
Hayman is widely considered as the best tighthead prop to have ever played the game, having played over 40 times for New Zealand. Hayman is the scrum’s most difficult man to destabilize from a technical standpoint. Hayman was dominating in practically every encounter during Toulon’s Heineken Cup-winning campaigns in 2013 and 2014.
“Would knock ****ing s**t outta ya!”