12 Aug 2010

Former England captain axed

10:45 am on 12 August 2010

England's rugby coach Martin Johnson has axed former captain and lock Steve Borthwick from his squad of 32 for the coming northern season.

Johnson sasy it doesn't get any tougher than dropping Borthwick who'd led England until a knee injury ruled him out of Englands tour to Australia.

And the England coach refused to confirm Lewis Moody as his captain through to next year's World Cup in New Zealand.

Johnson rates the current squad the best he's ever had.