Rugby Player Suspended For Grabbing Opponent’s Genitals


An English rugby player, Joe Marler received a 10-week suspension on Thursday for grabbing an opponent and Welsh player, Wyn Jones’s genitals during last weekend’s match between England and Wales.

Marler was found guilty of “grabbing, twisting or squeezing” Jones’s genitals following the bizarre incident with the Wales captain during the first half of England’s 33-30 victory and was initially banned for 12 weeks. Due to mitigating factors including “good character” and “remorse”, three weeks were knocked off the ban but an extra week was added because of his poor disciplinary record.

He is free to play again on 8 June – the Monday after the regular Rugby Premiership season is due to end.

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