Martin Johnson relaxed about Grand Slam talk

March 15th, 2011 by James Barnes

England boss Martin Johnson has revealed he has not banned his players from mentioning the Grand Slam, and insisted he is relaxed ahead Saturday’s vital match against Ireland.

“We haven’t banned anything and that includes talking about a Grand Slam,” said Johnson. “We’ve never said ‘don’t mention the Grand Slam’.

“We all know what is at stake now and what we want to do. We will be talking about how to beat Ireland.

“We go away to probably the toughest place to play right now in Europe.”

A win against the Irish in Dublin would mean England win their first Grand Slam since 2003, a year when Johnson was captain and a World Cup was won.

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