The Johnson years: how his reign unfolded
Thursday 17 November 2011
The legendary former lock and captain is appointed team manager.
Johnson's first serious Tests see heavy defeats to South Africa, Australia (right) and New Zealand.
England start the Six Nations with two defeats in Dublin and in Cardiff, but finish second.
England lose 20-16 at home to Ireland in the Six Nations, and end the competition third.
Australia are beaten 21-20 by England in Sydney and then at Twickenham 35-18 in November.
A 26-19 triumph in Cardiff gets England off to a strong Six Nations start as they win four games.
Denied a Grand Slam by a 24-8 defeat in Dublin (left), England still win first Six Nations since 2003.
Binge drinking after first World Cup game causes uproar, as do comments made to a hotel maid.
England win all four group games but need late tries against Argentina and Scotland to do so.
Go out in the quarter-finals with 19-12 defeat to France (left). Manu Tuiliagi jumps off a ferry.
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