01 February, 2011

Six Nations Preview: Johnson warns: "England won't face worse anti-English sentiment than in Wales" - Ireland would argue with that though!

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FIRED UP: Martin Johnson
           Martin Johnson has warned his England side that they can expect a most hostile reception in Cardiff ahead of Friday night's showdown with Wales at the Millenium Stadium. 
           England have not won in Cardiff since Johnson was captain in 2003, and he has warned his squad that they will not experience a more fervent anti-English sentiment anywhere else in the Championship.
           Potentially a third of England's starting team will be playing a Test at the Millenium Stadium for the first time. Johnson urged England to feed off the Cardiff animosity and use it to kick-start their bid for a first Six Nations Title since 2003.  "The Millenium Stadium is a great place to play - the most hostile in the Six Nations for an Englishman,"  - says Johnson.
Ashton:  excited
           Northampton wing Chris Ashton, who will play his first Cardiff Test on Friday, is relishing the prospect of stepping into the Dragon's lair.  Ashton says:   "It was the prospect of nights like these that persuaded me to switch from rugby league to union. These sort of matches don't happen in rugby league. It's massively exciting and I can't wait for it."
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