The incident involving Joe Marler and Deon Fourie.

The incident involving Joe Marler and Deon Fourie. Photo: Screenshot.

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A video has emerged showing prop Joe Marler touched Deon Fourie in an inappropriate and uncompromising manner last Saturday.

The incident involving Joe Marler and Deon Fourie.

The incident involving Joe Marler and Deon Fourie. Photo: Screenshot.

A video has emerged showing Harlequins prop Joe Marler touched Deon Fourie in an inappropriate and uncompromising manner during their Champions Cup match last Saturday.

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Known as one of rugby’s bag boys, Joe Marler has has always played up to the stereotype and he was at it again this weekend during Harlequins’ round of 16 clash against the Stormers in Cape Town.

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While the following incident went unnoticed and unpunished during the game, SuperSport analyst Swys de Bruin drew attention to it during this week’s Final Whistle show.

“It’s not so kosher what he’s doing there and Deon Fourie doesn’t enjoy it. Deon said ‘no mate, it’s just not on, you can’t do that, it’s just not rugby’“, De Bruin explained during their panel discussion.

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett, who is a regular panelist alongside De Bruin and Owen Nkumane, also chipped in by commenting: “Is he wearing a box, Deon Fourie?”

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This is not the first time Joe Marler has been involved in such an incident. In 2020, he was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, after he was caught fiddling with Alun Wyn Jones’ genitals during a Six Nations clash between England and Wales.

Marler was slapped with a 10-week ban over the incident, after admitting guilt.

“I was having a laugh, but it was wrong,” he said at the time.

Joe Marler grabs Alun Wyn Jones' groin Getty
Joe Marler grabs Alun Wyn Jones’ groin. Photo: Getty Images.

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