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England and Harlequins star Joe Marler calls for mental health support for players

England prop Joe Marler has called for mental health support for British and Irish Lions players on this summer's tour of South Africa. Marler, an extrovert in looks and character, is also a man who has faced mental demons all of his own. He highlights the potential for issues to arise during the Lions Tour of South Africa this summer - players isolated, quarantined, on top of the pressures and physical challenges on the pitch. The player told the Today Programme’s Rob Bonnet he believed Lions coaches would "address" the mental difficulties of the tour before the squad departs. (Image: Joe Marler; Credit: Press Association Wires)


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