Will Greenwood wants players punished for ‘simply inciting trouble’

Get celebrating substitutes off the pitch – they are simply inciting trouble believes England legend Will Greenwood.

“It’s time to ban the substitutes from the field of play and give yellow cards or penalties to ensure it doesn’t happen,” wrote Greenwood for the Telegraph.

“It shouldn’t be too hard to spot the transgressors – they’re the ones wearing fluorescent bibs, jumping up and down and shouting.

“Replacements have no place on the field of play for celebrations. The dead ball area is the field of play. All they do is agitate a team that has just conceded a try and are frustrated already.

“Add in the deliberate shouting and cheering, the bumping and the jostling, and you have a physical altercation that is waiting to happen.”


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LIST | 4 England internationals you didn’t realise are still playing

Below, we have rounded up four familiar faces that we are certain you will be surprised to learn are still playing for English teams.

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1. Tom Varndell

National League 2 South Bury St Edmunds RUFC have confirmed the signing of former England international Tom Varndell as a coach and player for next season. Still the Premiership’s record try-scorer with 92 from 180 appearances, primarily from spells at Leicester and Wasps – two of the most successful clubs in the modern era – the 34-year-old had looked to have played his last game after departing Yorkshire Carnegie.

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