Formal warning for Marler

England prop Joe Marler has been issued with a formal warning under RFU regulation 19.6.14, following his comments made on social media.

Marler made a remark about former Wallaby coach Bob Dwyer on Tuesday.

According to the RFU he is extremely apologetic for the comment that was made and deleted it within a few minutes of it being posted on Twitter.

The warning will be retained on Marler’s disciplinary record for a period of five years and may be relied upon in any future disciplinary proceedings.

The RFU considers this matter closed and will not be commenting further.