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Andrew to undertake England review

Rob Andrew, operations director at the Rugby Football Union, will undertake a review of England's failed World Cup campaign before deciding whether Martin Johnson should continue as manager.

England crashed out of the tournament with a 19-12 quarter-final defeat to France, who now go on to play Wales next weekend. Johnson's contract expires in December and he said immediately after the game he would spend the next few days considering his options.

"The key thing from my point of view is that we take the next four to six weeks with Martin and review what has gone on," said Andrew, who is Johnson's line manager.

"Martin will reflect on what has happened and why we have gone out in the quarter-final of a World Cup.

"It is very disappointing that it has happened. The important thing now is to take stock.

"We said right from the start that we would take this right through to this World Cup with Martin in charge.

"We have done that and now we will sit down with Martin and look at what has happened.

"It is my job within the RFU to look at the review and take it forward and at some point in the next few weeks reflect and then make a decision.

"We will do that as quickly and as openly possible as we can."


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