Joe Marler remains to be but to show as much as pre-season coaching with Harlequins, however he has jokingly promised he’s NOT ‘doing a Harry Kane’.
The England captain continues to dominate airwaves, column inches and TV time resulting from his continued absence from Tottenham Hotspur’s coaching floor.
Kane is reportedly eager on a transfer to Manchester City, however stays locked right into a long-term take care of Spurs which suggests Daniel Levy has a robust hand.
Like Kane, humorous man Marler can also be set to return to pre-season coaching for Premiership champions Quins, with Head Coach Habai Watson unaware of the loosehead prop’s whereabouts.
Nevertheless, the England ahead insists he’s being afforded some much-needed paternity go away after welcoming his fourth baby in June.
“I don’t know a single participant in any sport that will be apprehensive about lacking pre-season,” Marler stated on Breakfast.
“This ain’t a protest, it’s simply that I’ve forgot the dates,” he joked. “No, that’s not honest, I’ve truly taken a delayed paternity go away.
“So my missus had a child in…when was it? Six, seven weeks in the past and it was across the Premiership semi-final time.
“And I stated to the boss, ‘I’m going to must take paternity, mate. I’ve regarded within the contract, I’ve by no means had paternity earlier than and apparently you will get away with it.’
“He stated, ‘That’s alright, when are you going to take it?’ And I stated, ‘Nicely, as quickly because the child comes – that’s type of what it’s for.’
“And he stated, ‘However that’s the semi-final and potential closing?’ I stated. ‘Yeah sorry mate, that’s the way in which the cookie crumbles.’
“So I stated I might take it delayed, so that is simply one of many delayed factors.”
When requested by Jamie O’Hara if his supervisor was conscious of why he was absent from coaching, Marler couldn’t comprise his laughter.
He added: “He doesn’t know but! If he’s listening, that is the primary time he’s listening to it. Good.”
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