Johnson - We're ready to roll
England have completed their final training run ahead of Saturday's opening Rugby World Cup showdown with Argentina.
Martin Johnson put his men through an intense session on Thursday before Friday's more gentle outing - their one and only chance to experience the new stadium before the big kick-off.
And Johnson declared: "The boys are just ready to go. I think it will be a real good game and I'm just looking forward to getting going now, I think the whole tournament is."
He added: "It's been quite a build-up in the last 10 days. We trained very well last night. We asked for a pretty crisp and intense session and we got it.
"We've still got over 24 hours, it's going to be a fairly long wait but I think we are looking forward to it. It's all about guys individually mentally getting themselves in the right place for Saturday night."
The 30,500-capacity Otago Stadium is the only venue in the world that boasts natural grass under a permanent, see-through roof, a unique set-up that poses its own set of challenges.
The stadium design generates an electric atmosphere and the anticipated noise is something Johnson has had to address with his side.
"I think it is a fantastic stadium," said Johnson.
"It's a very personal stadium, a great size and the surface is pretty good. It's a different feel at night. With th e lights on and the crowd, I think it will be a great venue.
"From what you hear from the previous games it will be very noisy, when there's a crowd in there, the sound reverberates around. "We've spoken about that and communication on the field."