Now, I may be a Scot but I have to admit (the shame, the shame )that once upon a time I enjoyed watching England play rugby. As long as it wasn't against us, of course.... As England's ranking continues to plummet, I accept times change but I have been amazed at just how poor England has been over the last couple of years. Oh and this season just how thuggish. I know it hasn't really been commented on in the press other than the Butler/Moore spat but watching some of the cynical targeting of O'Driscoll hacked me off. England's style of rugby has played reflects, quite accurately, the style of rugby that Johnston used to play himself - uncompromising, thuggish at best and generally without finesse. However, as it was then, rather than just him and maybe a couple of others playing in this style, it is now the whole team. 10 yellows in four matches, anyone? Can't just be the ref, can it? My question to the masses is a simple one - how long before England get rid of the thug and get a decent coach? PS Just how many English players do we think will make it into the Lions tour this year? I can't see many on merit. Joe Worsley is one definite for the squad but others? If you can count them on more than one hand in the squad, I'll be amazed.