England come good over resolute Samoan side

first_imgMonday Nov 22, 2010 England come good over resolute Samoan side Samoa proved a decent challenge for England who, after beating Australia convincingly a week earlier, laboured to a 26-13 win over the Pacific Island visitors at Twickenham on Saturday.While on a high after the great conquering of the Wallabies, the reality is that a week is a very long time in Test match rugby. Just ask Scotland. The England fans and media had expected the Samoa game to be a chance for the apparently new found flair of their team to let loose. That wasnt the case as they made hard work of the win.“I got asked: ‘ Oh haven’t you got to win in style?‘ These people don’t understand what you are dealing with. It’s bloody competitive, bloody tough,” said coach Martin Johnson.“They were strong in the breakdown, a couple of times up the middle of the field I wasn’t comfortable in my seat. These guys can play. How many times do they have to do what they can do before people understand that?”Matt Banahan, playing at centre, came away with a try in the second half though. He then played provider as he linked with Danny Care and Tom Croft for another. Toby Flood did the rest with 16 points with the boot.Flood has warned that they needed show complacency when facing a wounded Springbok side this coming weekend. “We wanted to really put down a marker his autumn,” Flood said.“That means beating the world champions. We can’t look back and say ‘you know what, we played really well against Australia’. It doesn’t work like that, we’ve got to keep building.“We need to win this last game. We need to finish it off. South Africa is huge for us in terms of how our autumn looks. If you set the bar as high as we did against Australia you have to continue that. You can’t have ups and downs,” he added. RD will continue to bring you great quality highlights over the next few days, as well as clips of other incidents that you’d like featured. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see you can leave a comment on the Facebook page, fire off an email.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Anti-cupcakes

first_imgAnd if you’ve had your fill of cupcakes, meaty or otherwise, you could always try dieting with these low-cal creations made, appetisingly, of cardboard. These cakes are the work of English artist Patianne Stevenson, based in Seattle – see www.patiannestevenson.comlast_img

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Boro target Downing deal

first_img Press Association Middlesbrough are hoping to pull off a sensational swoop to bring Stewart Downing back to Teesside this week. However, should that be the case, Sunderland, with whom Downing had a loan spell earlier in his career, too have an interest in him and can offer him Barclays Premier League, rather than Sky Bet Championship football. In addition, if finance is an issue – the Hammers’ £5million signing from Liverpool has been paid handsomely during his spell in London – the top-flight club has more muscle at its disposal having managed to stave off the spectre of relegation once again at the end of last season. But the Teessiders are hopeful that the emotional pull of a return to familiar territory will work in their favour and help them to pull off what would represent something of a coup for head coach Aitor Karanka. Boro missed out on a return to the Premier League when they were well beaten by Norwich in the Championship play-off final at Wembley, and there is a determination to leave nothing to chance this time around. Karanka also has an interest in Ipswich’s free-scoring Republic of Ireland striker Daryl Murphy with Patrick Bamford having returned to parent club Chelsea and fellow loanee Jelle Vossen seemingly heading for Burnley after the Clarets agreed a fee with Belgian club Genk. center_img Boro are in talks with West Ham over the 30-year-old England international, who began his career with his home-town club after emerging as one of its Academy’s star graduates. Press Association Sport understands the player would not be averse to a return to the Riverside Stadium if he proves to be surplus to requirement at Upton Park as new manager Slaven Bilic re-shapes his squad. last_img read more

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