Following their elimination from the Rugby World Cup 2011 at the hands of France, England will be most remembered for their off-field antics including the bungee-jumping incident and their extravagant post-match celebrations in Queenstown after their first win in the tournament.
On Sunday, England centre Manu Tuilagi was cautioned by the Auckland police after he jumped off the ferry, which was about to berth, before swimming off to a nearby pier. He was fined £3,000 for his irresponsibility and team coach Martin Johnson warned him about his futurre conduct.
Reports have now emerged claiming the latest victim in a World Cup England will hurry to forget. Captain Lewis Moody has come under the scrutiny of the International Rugby Board (IRB) on suspicion of wearing a branded mouth-guard.
According to the Daily Mail, the IRB is watching television images of the England captain during the quarter-final against France. Moody will be fined £4,974, which equates to NZ $10,000, if found guilty of advertising.
An IRB spokesperson said, There appears to be a breach of the Team Kit Specifications. We will be examining the tape of the match and appropriate action will be taken. All the competing sides know the rules surrounding branded mouthguards.