Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

There Is More to Come - Johnson

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

There Is More to Come - Johnson

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MARTIN JOHNSON believes there is "plenty more to come" from his side after England opened their RBS 6 Nations campaign with a first win over Wales in Cardiff since 2003.

Wing Chris Ashton scored a try in either half of 27-16 victory, man of the match Toby Flood added 13 points with the boot, and replacement Jonny Wilkinson kicked a late penalty.

Wales launched a spirited fightback from 23-9 down as Morgan Stoddart crossed and James Hook kicked a penalty to narrow the deficit, but England held out for a deserved win.

England now have three home games in a row and have the chance to set up a Grand Slam clash with Ireland in Dublin on the final weekend of the championship.

But Johnson is not looking beyond next weekend's Twickenham assignment with Italy.

He said: "I am really, really happy with the win as that's what we came here for. …

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