Quins quartet come back ‘home’

from left to right: Haywards heath rugby club's ex-players now with harlequins James Chisholm, Joe Marler, Ross Chisholm, Luke Wallace
from left to right: Haywards heath rugby club's ex-players now with harlequins James Chisholm, Joe Marler, Ross Chisholm, Luke Wallace
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Over the years Haywards Heath RFC have supplied a deep reservoir of talent to the professional game and on Tuesday night four current Harlequins players returned to the club for a question and answer session.

In front of a full house of 100 enthusiastic club members from minis through to some older and long retired players, the quartet informed and entertained.

Most illustrious amongst them was Joe Marler, with 15 England caps over two seasons and who impressed in the autumn internationals against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

Hot on his heels is Luke Wallace, who starts as flanker for the Quins alongside England captain Chris Robshaw.

Brothers Ross and James Chisholm have also been making their mark in the professional game, with Ross full-time for two years in which time he has made around 20 starts for the 1st XV.

Ross played for England Under 18s, a path followed by younger brother James who captained the national U18s and is now in the U20 squad.

Marler showed himself to have the potential for a career as a stand-up comedian and along with James presented his England shirt to the club.

This successful event is likely to be followed by a visit from England and British Lions centre Billy Twelvetrees, who only five years ago was playing for the club’s colts.

He may be accompanied by ex-Wasps, Wales and now Biarritz prop Ben Broster.