After coming out of international retirement on Thursday and being named in England’s World Cup training squad, Joe Marler has taken to Twitter to explain how he is looking forward to “giving it another crack”.
The loosehead prop retired from England duty at the beginning of the 2018/19 season, citing the stress that it puts him under.
But with the World Cup finals in Japan now in the horizon, the 59-cap international has come out of retirement and said he can’t wait to get back into the England fold.
Looking forward to getting stuck into the camp and giving it another crack. Thanks for the support. ?
— Joe Marler (@JoeMarler) July 4, 2019
With Vunipola still recovering from surgery on his damaged hamstring, Marler’s return will ease a bit of pressure on Eddie Jones.
The Australian would have been fretting as to what he would do should the 2017 British and Irish Lions duo of Vunipola and Marler be unavailable for the World Cup.
Some of the club’s fans are taking positives out of this and are looking forward to having many of their star players available from the beginning of next season.
They won’t have Marler, though, as his return to international rugby is one of the main developments in the England squad with many Test rugby fans looking forward to his return as much as he is.
WATCH: Joe Marler speaks to The Rugby Pod last October about the reasons why he retired from Test rugby with England
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