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PODCAST – Johnson reflects on resignation

17 November 2011

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  • We hear from Martin Johnson, Joe Worsley and Jonny Wilkinson
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In this week's podcast Martin Johnson reflects on his decision to stand down as England Team Manager after three and a half years in charge.

The former England and Leicester Tigers skipper believes that the decision was the right one for him and the team and feels that England will start 2012 strongly.

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He said: "I think the team is in a pretty good place. In the last 18 months we've brought through a dozen or so players, the majority are established international players.

"As a group they'll be disappointed (a) to get knocked out in the way they did and (b) how the off-field stuff reflected on the team. They'll want to put that right pretty quickly and they've got the ability to do that."

Also on this week's Podcast we speak to Joe Worsley, who has ended his own illustrious career on medical advice.

He tells us he'd like to have finished on his terms but has happy memories of winning titles and trophies with London Wasps and England as well as being called up by the British and Irish Lions.

We caught up with another World Cup winner, Jonny Wilkinson, before he started a marathon signing session following the publication of his autobiography.

He tells us how he felt it was important to tell the story of the emotional ups and downs in his incredible journey.