Martin Johnson on England's Win Against Scotland
Tough Win Against Scotland Puts England in Strong Position Ahead of Saturday’s Match with Ireland
England are in a good position to gain their first Grand Slam since 2003 as they head to Dublin to face Ireland on Saturday, but that does not mean that the team will not be looking at ways to improve their form, with their match against Scotland at the weekend proving tough. As such Martin Johnson has been speaking about their win against the Scottish side, whilst Captain Mike Tindall has also weighed in.
The Six Nations has been good to the English team this year, with many wins over previous weeks, but their 22-16 win against Scotland has not been without its difficulties, with BBC Sport reporting Tindall as saying “We're not happy with the way we played, especially in the first half.”
But still, a win against Scotland despite their admitted below-standard performance must be a source of comfort for the side, “It's good to see when you're not playing that well you can still get those wins”.
Martin Johnson also admitted that the team were not up to their usual standard: “We were clearly a little bit off it”.
England’s win against Scotland came at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday and one of the highlights of the match came, not from impressive feats performed by the players, but the arrival of a red fox on the field. The animal managed to sneak onto the pitch an hour before kick-off took place, with the pre-match ceremonies already under way.
It is looking more and more likely that England will come out on top of the Six Nations Championships after Saturday whether they manage to beat Ireland or not. Whilst a win would secure it a loss could still see them clinch the top prize depending on the outcome of Wales’s match against France.
Fans of the sport will undoubtedly want to get hold of rugby union tickets when England take on Ireland. The match takes place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 19th March 2011.