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'You just had to put yourself into another place, mentally. It was just horrendous'
# Chaos
# Chaos

'You just had to put yourself into another place, mentally. It was just horrendous'

Dec 24th 2021, 9:00 AM 15,968 Views 2 Comments

Read an extract from ‘This is Your Everest’.

# martin-johnson - All time

'I think Wales have surprised a few people': Johnson not counting on dream decider
# Take Each Game
# Take Each Game

'I think Wales have surprised a few people': Johnson not counting on dream decider

Feb 23rd 2018, 6:27 PM 11,774 Views 27 Comments

England cannot afford to give Scotland the scent of victory in the closing stages at Murrayfield, says Martin Johnson.

Scotland win not ideal preparation for England's Dublin decider, warns Johnson
# Grand Slam
# Grand Slam

Scotland win not ideal preparation for England's Dublin decider, warns Johnson

Mar 14th 2017, 8:46 PM 10,891 Views 13 Comments

But the former England captain believes Ireland could be beaten heavily if they’re not at their best.

'It was amazing' - Clive Woodward on Martin Johnson's Irish red carpet faux-pas
# Looking Back
# Looking Back

'It was amazing' - Clive Woodward on Martin Johnson's Irish red carpet faux-pas

Oct 21st 2016, 8:59 PM 22,605 Views 28 Comments

The then-England captain annoyed many Irish fans by seemingly causing President Mary McAleese to walk on the grass.

One of England's 2003 World Cup winners is having a film made about his life
# Hollywood Treatment
# Hollywood Treatment

One of England's 2003 World Cup winners is having a film made about his life

Oct 7th 2015, 5:49 PM 9,895 Views 12 Comments

Ben Cohen is getting the Hollywood treatment.

Brian O'Driscoll has explained the story behind his legendary 'tomato' quote
# Words Of Wisdom
# Words Of Wisdom

Brian O'Driscoll has explained the story behind his legendary 'tomato' quote

Apr 16th 2015, 1:29 PM 28,833 Views 14 Comments

Poor aul’ Gordon D’Arcy.

Tipp captain Shane McGrath draws inspiration from Martin Johnson
# Interview
# Interview

Tipp captain Shane McGrath draws inspiration from Martin Johnson

May 4th 2013, 10:15 AM 1,525 Views 0 Comments

The player spoke to us about his admiration for the former England rugby international.

Top readers' comments of the week
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# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Feb 16th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,166 Views 29 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

'Our President shouldn't have been put in that situation' - O'Callaghan on red carpet fiasco
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

'Our President shouldn't have been put in that situation' - O'Callaghan on red carpet fiasco

Feb 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 36,292 Views 72 Comments

Former Ireland hooker Shane Byrne had some choice words on the English captain’s “belligerence” in 2003.

Lewis Moody: I kept my World Cup winners' medal in a Sainsburys bag
# Sentimental
# Sentimental

Lewis Moody: I kept my World Cup winners' medal in a Sainsburys bag

Sep 28th 2012, 4:24 PM 1,221 Views 0 Comments

The former England flanker is hoping to display his medal and MBE properly now that he has retired.

Lancaster named England coach - Reports
# Job's Yours
# Job's Yours

Lancaster named England coach - Reports

Mar 29th 2012, 9:45 AM 131 Views 0 Comments

The interim boss will be handed the role on a permanent basis later today, according to reports.

Lancaster 'more than happy' to continue as England interim coach
# Stuart Lancaster
# Stuart Lancaster

Lancaster 'more than happy' to continue as England interim coach

Mar 21st 2012, 8:00 AM 200 Views 0 Comments

The temporary coach has also opened the door for Danny Cipriani to return to the side’s set-up.

Headhunter: RFU want O'Shea to help pick England's next coach
# Jobs Market
# Jobs Market

Headhunter: RFU want O'Shea to help pick England's next coach

Feb 28th 2012, 12:25 PM 599 Views 0 Comments

Conor O’Shea will join a five-man panel to pick Martin Johnson’s successor, the Telegraph reports.

Pack of eight: All you need to know about England
# Who's Who
# Who's Who

Pack of eight: All you need to know about England

Jan 30th 2012, 3:00 PM 447 Views 0 Comments

Each day this week will give you the low down on Ireland’s Six Nations opponents. First up, the old enemy.

The Magnificent Seven: Handshake controversies
# Put It There
# Put It There

The Magnificent Seven: Handshake controversies

Jan 27th 2012, 9:50 AM 1,451 Views 1 Comment

And the award for Fair Play in Sport goes to… none of this lot.

No s**t: Woodward says he would have handled England WC campaign differently
# Shambles
# Shambles

No s**t: Woodward says he would have handled England WC campaign differently

Jan 8th 2012, 12:46 PM 397 Views 0 Comments

Clive Woodward has sympathised with Martin Johnson but says the recently deposed coach got things wrong both on and off the pitch.

Whodunnit? English rugby close to identifying World Cup mole
# It Was The Butler
# It Was The Butler

Whodunnit? English rugby close to identifying World Cup mole

Dec 7th 2011, 12:53 PM 507 Views 0 Comments

A team of former detectives are nearing a breakthrough as they bid to identify who leaked the World Cup reports. Dun dun dun.

Leaks are 'not a true reflection of the squad,' insists Johnson
# Anger Management
# Anger Management

Leaks are 'not a true reflection of the squad,' insists Johnson

Nov 25th 2011, 3:46 PM 203 Views 0 Comments

Johnson has echoed claims made by Rob Andrew that the information in the controversial documents was exaggerated.

RFU director Rob Andrew vows not to resign
# Going Nowhere
# Going Nowhere

RFU director Rob Andrew vows not to resign

Nov 24th 2011, 3:28 PM 267 Views 0 Comments

The official says English rugby has hit “rock bottom” following the embarrassing leak of documents relating to their World Cup failure.

One more question ma'am: RFU hire former detective to investigate leaks
# Whodunnit?
# Whodunnit?

One more question ma'am: RFU hire former detective to investigate leaks

Nov 24th 2011, 11:11 AM 281 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, an unnamed England coach has suggested the information in the leaks was exaggerated.

Money-hungry English stars slammed in leaked World Cup reviews
# Disgrace
# Disgrace

Money-hungry English stars slammed in leaked World Cup reviews

Nov 23rd 2011, 11:02 AM 1,334 Views 0 Comments

Leaked documents accuse one senior player of responding to defeat against France by saying ‘There’s £35k just gone down the toilet.’

World Cup winning coach Graham Henry rules out future role with England
# Not Interested
# Not Interested

World Cup winning coach Graham Henry rules out future role with England

Nov 22nd 2011, 5:51 PM 203 Views 2 Comments

The 65-year-old says he no longer has any desire to coach an international side, but the Heineken Cup fascinates him.

Former Aussie coach Eddie Jones wants to manage England
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

Former Aussie coach Eddie Jones wants to manage England

Nov 17th 2011, 10:31 AM 223 Views 0 Comments

Eddie Jones has issued a come and get me plea to the Rugby Football Union, who are looking for Martin Johnson’s replacement.

Johno: It wasn't an easy decision, but now's the time to go
# Such Sweet Sorrow
# Such Sweet Sorrow

Johno: It wasn't an easy decision, but now's the time to go

Nov 16th 2011, 5:43 PM 391 Views 2 Comments

Johnson denies that decision to resign was a “knee-jerk” response to England’s Rugby World Cup disappointment.

Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

Over and out: Johnson quits as England boss

Nov 16th 2011, 11:24 AM 396 Views 5 Comments

Martin Johnson will confirm his resignation as England manager later this morning, according to reports.

Going nowhere: Johnson set to remain as England manager
# Safe
# Safe

Going nowhere: Johnson set to remain as England manager

Nov 1st 2011, 11:50 AM 158 Views 0 Comments

The ex-World Cup-winning captain looks likely to stay on as coach, but he will be forced to change the majority of his backroom staff.

Playing dress up: Become your sporting idol for Halloween
# Spooky
# Spooky

Playing dress up: Become your sporting idol for Halloween

Oct 30th 2011, 6:18 PM 600 Views 0 Comments

It’s Halloween Eve and you’re stuck for ideas. Let us help you out with some sporting suggestions…

Tuilagi feared his Mum's reaction after ferry jump
# Regret
# Regret

Tuilagi feared his Mum's reaction after ferry jump

Oct 16th 2011, 2:40 PM 826 Views 0 Comments

Manu Tuilagi says he is ‘disappointed’ with himself after hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons during the Rugby World Cup.

Quittin' time? Martin Johnson has seven days to decide on England future
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

Quittin' time? Martin Johnson has seven days to decide on England future

Oct 13th 2011, 2:03 PM 195 Views 0 Comments

The England boss has been given the opportunity to walk before an independent review panel decides his fate.

Wilkinson and Flood won't be having a kick-off after all
# Denial
# Denial

Wilkinson and Flood won't be having a kick-off after all

Oct 7th 2011, 1:18 PM 537 Views 0 Comments

Despite rumours to the contrary, Martin Johnson has said the duo will not be enging in a penalty shootout-style kicking contest.

Wilkinson and Flood will hold shoot-out to determine first-choice kicker
# Game On
# Game On

Wilkinson and Flood will hold shoot-out to determine first-choice kicker

Oct 6th 2011, 3:16 PM 613 Views 0 Comments

The duo’s rivalry has existed for a long, long time… Now it’s personal (sort of).

Three more England players land themselves in hot water
# Troubled Waters
# Troubled Waters

Three more England players land themselves in hot water

Oct 2nd 2011, 11:15 AM 1,613 Views 11 Comments

Martin Johnson has reprimanded three of his players after they made lewd comments to a female hotel worker in New Zealand.

Johnson forced to answer more tough questions
# Balls Balls Balls
# Balls Balls Balls

Johnson forced to answer more tough questions

Sep 30th 2011, 11:53 AM 333 Views 1 Comment

The England coach has expressed regret over an incident that saw two of his staff suspended for the team’s final pool clash.

Illegal ball exchange sees England coaches banned
# Shenanigans
# Shenanigans

Illegal ball exchange sees England coaches banned

Sep 29th 2011, 9:02 AM 1,064 Views 1 Comment

Two members of the England coaching staff have been suspended after allowing Jonny Wilkinson to change the match ball for conversion attempts against Romania.

England camp play down Wilkinson's ball switcheroo
# New Balls Please!
# New Balls Please!

England camp play down Wilkinson's ball switcheroo

Sep 26th 2011, 12:39 PM 868 Views 0 Comments

The out-half was caught trying to illegally change the ball before a conversion on Saturday, but coach Martin Johnson says that there’s nothing to it.

Ashton defends swallow dive; mocks James Haskell
# Unapologetic
# Unapologetic

Ashton defends swallow dive; mocks James Haskell

Sep 23rd 2011, 1:48 PM 1,081 Views 3 Comments

The England winger has promised to fly home if he drops the ball.

As it happened: England v Georgia
Live Sep 18th 2011, 6:50 AM

As it happened: England v Georgia

Under pressure: Johnson defends players' night out
# Hangover
# Hangover

Under pressure: Johnson defends players' night out

Sep 16th 2011, 1:37 PM 506 Views 1 Comment

England’s rugby stars have been attracting all the wrong kinds of headlines this week following a night out in New Zealand.

Lawes cited for Ledesma clash
# Cited
# Cited

Lawes cited for Ledesma clash

Sep 12th 2011, 10:53 AM 289 Views 1 Comment

The lock’s knee made contact with Argentina hooker Mario Ledesma during England’s 13-9 Pool B win over the weekend.

Wilkinson unfazed by missed kicks
# Kicking Woes
# Kicking Woes

Wilkinson unfazed by missed kicks

Sep 10th 2011, 4:31 PM 359 Views 0 Comments

The England star had a dismal day at the office by his own lofty kicking standards.

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