England narrowly beat Argentina on Saturday. David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Numerically challenged: World Cup chiefs warn England over jerseys

An England spokesperson has said the team have yet to have been contacted by Rugby World Cup officials.

THE ENGLAND TEAM are set to be reprimanded after problems with their jerseys led to their shirt numbers peeling off against Argentina on Saturday.

The team are in danger of being fined if the situation repeats itself, and organisers are said to be looking for assurances that the situation will not occur in their next game against Georgia this Sunday, according to reports.

The shirts are in breach of the tournament participation agreement, which states that shirt numbers must be clearly visible on the back of players’ jerseys.

An England spokesperson said that the team would address the situation, however claimed that they had not been contacted by anyone about the problem yet.

He added:

“They know we will sort it out.”

The England team go into this Sunday’s game against World Cup minnows Georgia on the back of an unconvincing 13-9 win over Argentina.

It is not the first time the jerseys have been criticised. Earlier this year, Jonah Lomu expressed his disapproval of their resemblance to the the famous All Blacks kit.

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