England international Joe Marler has made the decision to retire from international rugby so he can spend more time with his family. Listed below are some of the reactions of Joes’ teammates and those who work within the media.
— George Ford (@George_Fordy) September 27, 2018
This really is headline news – just cannot understand this — potential@World Cup starter , this is really is sad news whatever Joe reasons are , 28 ? Just do not get this at all ? https://t.co/9jmCU8PgPH
— Sir Clive Woodward (@CliveWoodward) September 26, 2018
A real shame, but we tdon’t have a system in place to allow our players to be supported in taking time out. NZ & wales are two nations that allow sabbaticals – great player management. Just last wk Heather Fisher has taken time out to allow her to “mentally recharge”
— ugo monye (@ugomonye) September 27, 2018
Sorry to see @JoeMarler retire from international rugby for @EnglandRugby. He’s said he wants to spend more time with his family and focus on @Harlequins. With Joe joining myself, @jimhamilton4 and @AndyRoweOnline on @TheRugbyPod, we are part of his extended family now!
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) September 26, 2018