'Greedy' England attacked by Johnstone
October 17, 1999
Fiji coach is building things up for the play off meeting with England on Wednesday by accusing his opponents of being 'greedy'.
The former All Black named England as one of the top five teams who liked to keep the money and play only each other leaving the likes of Fiji and Samoa to cope for themselves.
"It's going to be a wonderful occasion because England don't usually want to know us," Johnstone said.
"Last year we toured England and were not even given a game with the A team, or we were but then the organisers cancelled that fixture and gave us Leicester instead.
"That exemplifies the way the big five 'the greedies' as I like to call them behave towards the 'poorer' nations and its not good for the game," he added.
However, Johnstone, did admit that his side would have to raise their game to have a hope of winning. "The guys need to up their performance by about 50 percent from the one they put on against France," he said. "They've made huge progress but its still asking a lot to go to Twickenham and beat England there," he added.