World Rugby to investigate Marler case

Date published: March 17 2016

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More information has been sought by the governing body from the tournament organiser of Six Nations.

World Rugby has noted the outcome of Six Nations Rugby’s investigation into comments made by England’s Joe Marler towards Wales’ Samson Lee during the Six Nations match at Twickenham on March 12.

World Rugby Law 10.4(m) and Regulations 17 (Discipline) and 20 (Misconduct / Code of Conduct) deal with verbal abuse of players.

World Rugby can confirm that, in accordance with its regulations, it has requested further information from Six Nations Rugby (the tournament organiser of the Six Nations Championship) in respect of the process that led to its decision.

Marler avoided a suspension for his comments and has been named on the bench to face France on Saturday in Paris.

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