Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Moody facing mouthguard fine

Lewis Moody

England captain Lewis Moody will be fined £4800 if he is found to have worn a branded mouthguard in Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final defeat by France, the IRB have said.

Tournament officials are very strict on any breaches of the commercial regulations and they have already fined Moody's England team-mate Manu Tuilagi and the latter's brother Alesana Tuilagi, who plays for Samoa.

An International Rugby Board representative confirmed Moody would be hit with the same standard NZ$10,000 fine if the allegation is proven.

A Rugby Football Union spokesman said England, who returned home from New Zealand on Tuesday, had not yet received any communication on the matter from the International Rugby Board.