Simon Halliday blames English rugby structure for World Cup performance

Former England international Simon Halliday says England's poor World Cup performance is down to the structure of English rugby.

The erstwhile Bath centre believes that manager Martin Johnson is a "clear asset" and should be kept in his post, in the same way that Clive Woodward was kept on after the disappointing 1999 World Cup.

Fran Cotton is currently leading a review into the entire England structure and Halliday hopes that one of the things to come out of it will be autonomy for the professional game board.