ENGLAND players will face possible disciplinary action if there is any repeat of the tickets saga that has blighted preparations for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations Championship clash against Wales.
Wing Ben Cohen's personal international ticket allocation has been suspended by Twickenham chiefs for the rest of this season.
And two other players - Bath pair Olly Barkley and Matt Stevens - are also set to receive a Rugby Football Union rap across the knuckles.
The issue revolves around players' tickets finding their way to unlicensed companies offering unofficial hospitality packages at England Test matches.
England coach Sir Clive Woodward held clear-the-air talks with his squad when they assembled on Monday, and he last night vowed there would be no repeat.
"I've had a chat with the players about it, and they are under no illusions about what's happening at Twickenham in terms of the clamp-down (on tickets).
"One or two of them made a mistake, and it won't happen again," said Woodward.
"The RFU has clamped down, not only on the play-ers, but schools, rugby clubs, everybody. Unfortunately, one or two of the players have made an error, no more than that. We've sorted it out, and it won't happen again.
"These are young guys who made a mistake. They are not out there touting tickets, just some of the tickets got into the wrong hands, which can happen.
"At the moment, the penalty is loss of tickets. In future, it will go to a disciplinary situation with Jeff Blackett (RFU disciplinary officer).
"It will be no different to a disciplinary position in terms of players getting yellow and red cards.
"This squad of players set incredibly high standards in everything they do, and one or two of them made an error.
"There has been a lot going on behind the scenes, and it has all added up, and that's why we deserved to get beaten by Ireland.
"We've set impeccable standards on and off the pitch over a long period of time. I won't allow those standards to slip, and they have slipped.
"I am making it very clear that the players fully under-stand if it happens again, then they are going to go through disciplinary procedures.
"We met on Monday morning, and it's finished and done with. I very much cleared the air in terms of how I felt about it.
"Once it goes to Jeff Blackett, it is out of my control. What the RFU decides, I would fully support. Clearly, any player now making an error in terms of tickets getting into the wrong hands will have to take the consequences.
"Everyone is aware, the team and individuals, that they are in the spotlight more than ever. We pride ourselves on being back page news, not front page news, and that's what we must continue to do."
Woodward refuted any suggestion that Barkley and Stevens - who were on the replacements' bench against Ireland earlier this month - had been axed over ticket problems.
"I don't think there is anything to be read into Matt Stevens losing out to Julian White, who has come back fully fit and raring to go," said Woodward.
"The same applies with Olly Barkley. We are bringing back one of our World Cup squad members (Mike Catt) who is in on merit. You pick your strongest team, and that's what I have done here."
Cohen said last night: "If you give a ticket to someone you trust, and they misplace that trust, then it is out of your hands.
"The rules are a lot clearer now - Clive has been absolutely fantastic about it."