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England Rugby fined over V-formation haka response to New Zealand All Blacks

Last updated on October 30, 2019

England players fanned out throughout the pitch because the All Blacks delivered the conventional challenge, with various players that crossed the halfway line position their ground when officers attempted to usher them again.

World Rugby regulations stipulate opponents shouldn’t cross the halfway point while the haka has been done. It didn’t disclose the magnitude of the fine, which is to be contributed to charity.

“England have been fined for a violation of World Cup championship rules concerning ethnic challenges, which claims that no players in the group getting the struggle may progress beyond the halfway point,” the game’s governing body said in a statement.

“That is in accord with the protocol that works globally across the global game.”

At the 2011 tournament, France was fined #2,500 lbs ($3,216.75) if they progressed about the haka before the closing.

Asked about England’s activities following the game, captain Owen Farrell explained: “We did not only need to stand at a set line and allow them to come at us.”

World Rugby’s Youtube movie of this episode, titled”England’s amazing reaction to extreme New Zealand haka” using a commentator stating”you need box office? You have made it”, continues to be seen over four thousand times.

New Zealand trainer Hansen said on Wednesday he had no issues with England’s answer.

“This is a challenge for you and it takes you to have a reply. I thought it was brilliant and rather inventive also.”