England prop Joe Marler gives some insight into the scrum and what it takes to operate at the top level for World Rugby.
Well it’s definitely dark in the scrum, thanks for that insight Joe! All jokes aside, an interesting short video covering what goes through the minds of players and referees alike as they prepare for the scrum.
Joe seems like a pretty down to earth guy with our favourite quote being:
It’s about pushing. And whoever can push the hardest comes out on top.
A brutally direct explanation of how a scrum works if ever there was one. If World Rugby was looking for a lesson in the dark arts, a la Severus Snape, Joe Marler wasn’t interested in entertaining that.
An interesting video and we’ll see whether Joe and co. can dominate France this weekend.