HARLEQUINS and England prop Joe Marler have gleefully revealed how their celebration ended after winning the Rugby Premiership final in June.
The Queens defeated the Exeter Chiefs 40–38 at Twickenham before Marler set off on a three-day bender that included broken heart break For Harlequin’s Twickenham Stoop Stadium.
Appearing on Sky’s comedy show ‘A League of Their Own’, the 31-year-old was questioned by host Romesh Ranganathan about how the post-match celebrations were.
And Marler admitted: “I did three days, Saturday night we went back [Harlequins] stadium [with] Loads of fans, friends and family, then the team moved on a bit.
“I don’t live anywhere where we play, I was like that s*** I really don’t want to pay for an Uber to go 120 miles away.
“So I thought the next best thing would be to go back to the stadium, break, jump the fence and sleep in one of the boxes.”
Marler then added: “Luckily I found some keys somewhere, I won’t go into too many details but one of them said box fourteen.
“So I said ‘Great, nailed it,’ went to this box and fell asleep.
“I woke up at about half past seven, all the lights went out and this lady dressed as a nurse came in.”
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And the prop hilariously revealed: “[I] looked around and all these tables were two meters apart, it was really well done, there was sanitizer everywhere, there were masks [and] All this a lot.
“And I was like ‘Where the f, what is this? It’s not a box’.
“It turns out it was the NHS Vaccination Center that was set up.”
Marler has been at the club since 2009, making more than 227 dismissals for the Queens.
June’s Premiership win was his second with the South-West Londoners, who also helped them to their first title in 2012.
Marler has also been capped 72 times by England, and was part of the team that reached the World Cup final in 2019.
And that Eddie Jones was part of the England team that met for the first time since serving last month ten weeks Ban for capturing the testicles of Wales captain Alun Wynn Jones in March 2020.