Johnson: England need results not stylish rugby
The England rugby team play the Pacific Islands on Saturday in what will be Martin Johnson's first game in charge. The World Cup winning captain has said that he doesn't care about what style of rugby England play as long as they get results.
"The first aim is to win games," he told reporters. "If you do it by scoring more tries and those tries are aesthetically pleasing to people, then great. But first we need to win."
"That is what it is all about and that is where all the coaches are coming from. We want to play in a certain way, not because people think it looks sexy, but because we think it is the best way to win."
Despite his cautious tone Johnson has decided to hand test débuts to the exciting quartet of full-back Delon Armitage, winger Ugo Monye and centre Riki Flutey as well as second row Nick Kennedy.