Monday, 21 June 2010
Browbeaten Australia should make Johnson relax - for now, anyway
So England sprung a surprise, beating Australia in their own back yard. And that was only two days after I published this in the Bath Chronicle. But I still stand by the general thrust of the piece, despite England's shock (but, I admit, deserving) win.
If England rugby is a pint glass, I'm now more inclined to see it as half full. But the real test for the England camp is whether they can follow up their terrific win in Oz with a decent performance against the All Blacks at Twickers in the autumn. That should focus minds.
Under Martin Johnson (pictured above), England have still only won nine out of 22 matches. And I'm sure he'll be the last person to get carried away by a winning run of one match. But, for now, Martin, you can relax that brow.