Rugby: England prop Joe Marler delivers hilarious, bizarre interview

England international Joe Marler has sent social media into a frenzy with a bizarre interview with the Harlequins website. 

The prop is set to make his first appearance of the season for Harlequins when they host Bath in their Champions Cup clash on Saturday, after returning from World Cup duty with England.

Harlequins are in must-win mode after suffering a heavy 52-21 defeat by French side Clermont in their last match. Marler said the team must "get back on the horse" and move on from the loss.

"I wasn't hurting as much as the lads who were out there, but I felt it and know how hard the boys have taken that. 

"They will be disappointed with the account we put out, but we have got another week to get back on the horse and take that horse to the water, and you can ask that horse, 'Hey horsey - do you want to have a drink or do you want to swim?'

"It is up to that horse to then realise what he wants to do in his life, and that horse at the moment wants to go out on Saturday and he wants to clippety-clop all the way to the stoop and say 'hello' to those fans, and he wants to say, 'I'm sorry about the result last week but I'm going to give a better performance here at home against Bath.' 

"He is a slightly Irish horse. So we are looking forward to getting back on that horse."

Marler was then asked if he was looking forward to "getting back on the horse".

His response?

"I don't like horses. I can't ride."

The interview has been watched 2.5 million times on Twitter - very impressive, considering they have only 99,700 followers.  

One Twitter user called it the "interview of the year", while another said Maler should take up horse riding lessons. 

Maler is well known for his quirky comments and unique interviews - he even has his own section on the Harlequins YouTube page titled 'Joe Marler's best moments'.

The 29-year-old was a member of the British and Irish Lions squad that toured New Zealand in 2017, and he played in England's 19-7 semi-final win over the All Blacks last month.