Joe Marler Punished For Incident With James Haskell

Slap on the wrist.

Joe Marler has been reprimanded for his spat with England and Lions teammate James Haskell during Harlequins’ victory against Wasps on Sunday. But the England front-row is not facing a suspension.

Marler has been given a citing commissioner’s warning for his role in the incident, which saw him pull Haskell by the scrum cap and squirt water in his face, acknowledging that he should also have received a yellow card at the time.

Marler’s actions were considered to be contrary to good sportsmanship and the warning will remain on Marler’s record for five years. It will be taken into consideration in any future disciplinary hearings. James Haskell will face no further punishment after receiving a yellow card on the day.

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