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Everybody Absolutely Loved Joe Marler's Interview After Premiership Triumph

Everybody Absolutely Loved Joe Marler's Interview After Premiership Triumph

While the Lions playing the opening game of their 2021 schedule grabbed most of the rugby world's  attention today, the English Premiership final was also taking place at Twickenham this evening.

Harlequins would emerge victorious over Exeter Chiefs on a dramatic 40-38 scoreline after a game that was not short on drama.

They scored two tries in the final ten minutes of the game, with this effort from Lewis Lynagh setting them on the road to victory.

It was a huge win for Harlequins, who had had a rollercoaster season.

They looked down and out in January, only for a remarkable run to send towards the top end of the table. They would then go on to come back from 28-0 down against Bristol in the semi-final to book their place in today's fixture.

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There were few happier men in the stadium than Joe Marler.

The prop has been in the senior setup at the club since 2009 and was part of their last triumph in this competition in 2012.

Having been part of all the ups and downs over the intervening years, it's safe to say the 30-year old was overjoyed during his post-match interview after being named man-of-the-match.

It sounds better than the one time!

I appreciate it more, I've taken in every single moment today. At 21 I didn't have a clue what I was doing, in anything! I can't really remember anything. Not in a good way, I remember it in a bad way.

This is another level. I'm so grateful. I don't know what I'm saying! It's loud noises...

There's been a lot that's changed (since January). I can't go through it all because you're on the clock.

The group of boys has grown stronger, and stronger, and stronger. The love for each other is massive.

We started to believe in what we are and what we want to be. We don't do it the easy way.

Pure emotion.

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