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12th Mar 2016

WATCH: England’s Joe Marler could be in hot water for appearing to punch Welsh prop

Clocked him

Ben Kiely

Joe Marler could well be cited for an incident during England’s 25-21 victory over Wales on Satuday.

The England prop appeared to punch Rob Evans during the first half of his country’s Triple Crown-sealing win against the Welsh.

The TMO did not see the incident in question, which occurred as Dan Cole was judged to have been held up as he crossed the line. England absolutely dominated the opening 40 minutes and took a 16-0 lead into the interval. Had the official punished Marler for striking Evans, it could have had a huge impact on the game.

Wales had a lionhearted comeback at the end of the match and managed to close the gap to just four points with two minutes left on the clock. England, who had 14 men on the pitch after Dylan Hartley was sent to the sin bin, just held on to claim the match and the 2016 Triple Crown.