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I aged about 20 years - Johnson

I aged about 20 years - Johnson

Match-winner: Ben Youngs

Team Manager Martin Johnson was relieved after watching his England charges sneak past Argentina 13-9 at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.

The Pumas caused the 2003 winners plenty of bother but England managed to get a win thanks to a second-half try from replacement Ben Youngs.

“I aged about 20 years,” said Johnson.

“We had to find a way to win and we did.

“It’s not a fantastic performance by any means, but it’s a fantastic win.

“I always thought if we kept on going, we’d tire them out.”

Argentina, third at the 2007 World Cup where England finished runners-up to South Africa, were made to pay for missing six out of nine penalties, a possible eighteen points in total.

“We are under no illusions about what Argentina can bring,” said Mike Tindall.

“You’ve got to give full credit to the Pumas, when they got the ball they controlled it.

“Youngsy came on and changed the tempo and we got a bit more control of the game. Luckily, their kickers couldn’t kick today.”

Comments

genghis_j says...

has there ever been a bigger insult to the black jersey?
If MJ thinks it was a ‘fantastic win’ - England have surely set the standard for dirty play at this tournament and the blind refs afraid to say anything - how about ‘one more warning, then I’ll give you another warning’.

September 10, 2011

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