Joe Marler had a 'great World Cup' and 'changed my view on him', claims Sir Clive Woodward... as he meets up with Mail Sport's Croqued Monsieurs in the final episode of their alternative diary

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By Will Pickworth For Mailonline

Published: 08:55 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 08:55 EDT, 1 November 2023

Former England caput coach Sir Clive Woodward has heaped praise connected Joe Marler and insisted nan prop's performances astatine nan World Cup 'changed his view' connected him.

Steve Borthwick's broadside secured a creditable 3rd spot decorativeness astatine nan tourney successful France aft being written disconnected by galore successful nan build-up, pinch Marler playing successful nan 3rd World Cup of his career.

The Croqued Monsieurs dropped successful connected Woodward successful nan last section of their replacement Rugby World Cup diary.

And, arsenic nan speech turned to Marler, Woodward outlined his new-found appreciation of nan 33-year-old.

'I person to opportunity I thought four years agone he did a property convention which I still don't like,' he said. 'But crikey, successful past week's crippled against South Africa he was conscionable fantastic. 

'I thought his action was correct and they should person perfectly near him on. He has changed my position connected him complete this World Cup and he has played really well. 

'I conscionable telephone it arsenic I spot it, that's what you've sewage to do successful nan media and this twelvemonth he's had a awesome World Cup. So good done to him.'

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