Originally Posted by Downhilldai
I wouldn't say 'thrashed' either, but the game was there for the taking and England failed to take advantage of a very healthy lead and close the game down.
Same thing happened at Wembley in 1999 when Scott Gibbs scored that famous try.
I don't totally agree with that. They didn't come close to 'closing the game out'. The succumbed to a couple of sucker scores of their own making and then fell to bits. All teams make mistakes, decent teams keep possesion, gain yardage and undo the damage. They were made to look like idiots and not worth a cent of the fat packages they're now on.
No way would that debacle have occured under Johnson's leadership, Vickery now needs to start throwing his not inconsiderable weight around.