As expected, World Rugby fined the attitude of some English players during the haka last Saturday before the semifinal against New Zealand (19-7).
The International Federation, which did not specify the amount of the penalty, explained that "Contravened the tournament's rules regarding the cultural challenge, which states that no player on the team facing the challenge must exceed the median line".
Joe Maler crossed the line
Saturday, several English players, including the pillar Joe Marler, crossed the 50-meter line, regardless of the instructions of the referee who asked them to back down.
In 2011, the French Federation was punished with a fine of 2,500 pounds (about 2,800 euros).