52 Friday, 13 November 2009 London Lite LITESPORT DODGE BALL IS THE WAY TO GO, WILKO Hodgson talks his way into No9 shirt and says: Jonny welcomes feedback! MARTIN JOHNSON is ready to dodge the flakfromlastweeksopeningAutumnTest defeat against Australia -- by calling up the man known as Dodge. Paul Hodgson, the 27-year-old London Irish scrum-half signed from Bristol in 2004, comes in for Harlequins No9 Danny Care, 22, with a reputation for quick pass- ing and fast talking. Theladwhostartedhiscareeragedseven at Sutton & Epsom RFC in 1989, wins his fifth cap against Argentina tomorrow say- ing:ItissomethingIdonaturally--Idont think there are many quiet scrum-halves around! While the ball is in the air, you can help with communication. We call it small talk. It helps the boys with the little details to make the system work. We want to play with momentum. Its something I do for my Exiles, and I enjoy it and relish it. If I can take some of the thinking time off the forwards in front of me, it helps them out. It is easier now than when I was first in the England squad because you dont mind shouting out commands. As a scrum-half, you are always trying to emphasise to everyone the finer points of how the team is trying to play. England team manager Johnson explained: Paul is a bit more experienced than Danny. He is very, very good at getting the tempo in the game, which is what we want to do. He brings a lot on to the field in terms of communication and leadership. There is a generalship about the way he plays at London Irish. It will be more difficult this weekend because he is not playing in the comfort of his club environment but we have confi- dence in him. What he brings is a real maturity. HodgsonbecomesJonnyWilkinsons10th half-back partner, adding: Jonny wel- comesfeedback.Forhimtobesoapproach- able is fantastic and helps the players. I am rooming with him, so that helps as well. Wilkinsonchipsin:Therearenotenough players like Dodge who commentate on the game and it is the ideal approach. Talking like that keeps you on your toes and that is how Dodge plays. Heis always ready for the next thing and it is because his mind is always working. As a 10, you need to know what your nine is thinking so I have never been in a situation whereIhavebeenputoutbysome- one else talking at me. It can never happen enough. Mike Ford, the defence coach, admits: For me, Paul is like an extra coach out there on the field defensively Heisthebesttalkerintheteaminterms of telling players where to go and what to do. He never shuts up. His enthusiasm and the energy he brings in defence is fantastic. But perhaps the most important advice comesfromWorldCup-winningcentreWill Greenwoodwhotwittered:Englandmight change but unless they change their out- look and style it will end the same way. Follownealcolontwitter.comthroughouttheAutumn internationals. UGO MONYE, who retains his role as stand-in full- back despite last weeks defeat against Australia, has spoken in support of his team manager. He said: It would be easy to hide behind Martin and not only because he is so big but he is not out there on the pitch. He gave us a clear game plan and one that would have worked if we had executed it properly. Our failure to do so wasnt down to him. Monye also refuted the popular verdict that England underperformed against inexperienced opponents at Twickenham, suggesting that Full-backing for manager Johnnofrom Monye ENGLAND V ARGENTINA TOMORROW, 2.30PM (SKY SPORTS 2) BY NEAL COLLINS ENGLAND ARGENTINA UMONYE 15 HAGULLA MCUETO 14 LBORGES DHIPKISS 13 G TIESI SGERAGHTY 12 MRODRIGUEZ MBANAHAN 11 M COMUZZI JWILKINSON 10 S FERNANDEZ PHODGSON 9 ALALANNE TPAYNE 1 R RONCERO DHARTLEY 2 MLADESMA DBELL 3 MSCELZO SBORTHWICK(C) 4 ELOZADA LDEACON 5 PALBACETE TCROFT 6 TLEONARDI LMOODY 7 AABADIE JHASKELL 8 JMFLOBBE(C) HOW THEY LINE-UP dence in him. What he brings is a real HodgsonbecomesJonnyWilkinsons10th half-back partner, adding: Jonny wel- comesfeedback.Forhimtobesoapproach- able is fantastic and helps the players. I am rooming with him, so that helps as well. Wilkinsonchipsin:Therearenotenough players like Dodge who commentate on the game and it is the ideal approach. Talking like that keeps you on your toes and that is how Dodge plays. Heis As a 10, you need to know what your nine is thinking so I have never been in a situation whereIhavebeenputoutbysome- one else talking at me. It can never Mike Ford, the defence coach, admits: For me, Paul is like an extra coach out there on the field defensively Heisthebesttalkerintheteaminterms of telling players where to go and what to do. He never shuts up. His enthusiasm and the energy he brings in defence is But perhaps the most important advice comesfromWorldCup-winningcentreWill Greenwoodwhotwittered:Englandmight change but unless they change their out- look and style it will end the same way. throughouttheAutumn defeat against Australia, has spoken in support of his team manager. He said: It would be easy to hide behind Martin and not only because he is so big but he is not out there on the pitch. He gave us a clear game plan and one that would have worked if we had executed it properly. Our failure to do so wasnt down to him. 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