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Marler tweets excitedly after call-up


Marler's tweet highlights how he can't wait to get stuck back into Test rugby

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.

In his absence over the past year, England have struggled with his position. Mako Vunipola missed the entire autumn and much of the Six Nations through injury. 

Ben Moon, Ellis Genge and Alec Hepburn were all used, but no one adequately served as a replacement for the Saracens prop like Marler used to do. 

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.

Marler will join his fellow prop and Harlequins team-mate Kyle Sinckler in the England squad as the only two players to be selected from a surprisingly sparsely represented Paul Gustard team. 

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Experienced Quins such as Chris Robshaw, Danny Care and Mike Brown were overlooked, as were the upcoming Alex Dombrandt, Marcus Smith and Joe Marchant. 

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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Marler's tweet highlights how he can't wait to get stuck back into Test rugby
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