Alun Wyn Jones Reacts To Joe Marler ‘Balls’ Grab – And He’s Not Happy
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Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones has called for World Rugby to take action following a controversial incident between the lock and England prop Joe Marler at Twickenham yesterday.
Marler appeared to grab Jones by the testicles following a melee between the two teams but it was overlooked by the match officials on the day with Jones restraining himself from reacting.
There is an actual law that states a player cannot grab an opponent’s testicles and Marler could face a suspension of anywhere from 12-24 weeks.
“I’ve got 138 Tests for my country. If I react, I get a red card. It’s tough, isn’t it?” Jones said.
“Hopefully World Rugby have a look at it. Joe’s a good bloke, lots of things happen on a rugby field. It’s difficult as a captain these days because you can’t speak to a ref about anything, it feels.
“I look at the touch judge. Obviously he didn’t see what happened, and that’s fine. There’s a lot of footage that has been shown. It seems like a lot of supporters saw what happened.
“It’s very frustrating that we talk a lot about TMOs (television match officials) and footage reviews, yet there doesn’t seem to be a lot of it happening.”
🏉 Alun Wyn Jones on the Marler incident pic.twitter.com/YleT7Cw1VL
— BBC Sport Wales (@BBCSportWales) March 7, 2020