England could be fined by World Rugby for the team’s unique approach to the All Blacks Haka immediately before Saturday’s semi-final victory.
No reason for the particular formation has yet been given – ‘v’ for victory, maybe, or a Red Arrows chevron.
Nigel Owens visibly attempted to usher the front-most England players behind the halfway line, to maintain a gap as defined by World Rugby regulations.
Back in 2011, during the Rugby World Cup final, France was fined £2500 for similar encroachment.
This England variation was suggested by head coach Eddie Jones, formulated by captain Owen Farrell with his team-mates, and “signed off” by Jones.