RUGBY: England fined as the regulation specifies that it is forbidden to exceed the median line
And it’s not even for plagiarism of the V of Blues in 2011. The XV of England was fined for violating the rules by advancing beyond the median line to challenge the haka of All Blacks before the World Cup semi-final last Saturday (19-7), announced Wednesday World Rugby.
The International Federation did not specify the amount, but the XV of France had been penalized 2,880 euros in 2011 for similar facts in the final of the World Cup against New Zealand (8-7 for the All Blacks). On Saturday, in Yokohama (suburb of Tokyo), the British advanced by forming a “V” beyond midline, this time the opposite of the New Zealanders while they were performing, just before the coup. sending, their traditional haka.
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Six sanctioned players
Six players (Joe Marler, Billy Vunipola, Mark Wilson, Elliot Daly, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Ben Youngs) crossed the median line, prompting the referees to ask them to back down.
“We wanted to show them that we were ready, that we were all together and ready for anything,” said English centre Manu Tuilagi after the match. I think it was something different, I think it’s [the idea] from Eddie Jones [the coach], “he continued.
“We did not want to be spectators and face with a straight line” (as France in 2007 …), for its part explained Owen Farrell, captain of the XV of England who will face South Africa in the final, Saturday to Yokohama.