FORMER HRUFC PLAYER CHRIS JOHNSON CAPTAINS ENGLAND COUNTIES

Published: 24/06/2013

FORMER Huddersfield talisman Chris Johnson captained and scored 28 points against a select Belgium side for England counties.

The now-Fylde fly-half received the call-up after scoring 244 points for his new club and was thrilled to be named as captain.

He said: “Because 26 went and only 23 were in, when he first called me over I thought I was getting the chop, but when he asked me to be captain I was absolutely delighted and couldn’t really believe it so it took a while to sink in.”

Lancastrian Johnson led his side to a thumping 78-0 victory, before he scored a try in the main Test, in a 57-5 victory against the national Belgium side. 

“With the quality of the team, we ran in 11 tries and to get 28 points was something that I didn’t realise till I worked it out afterwards, I was over the moon with that one.”

Despite the comfortable score line, being played out of position allowed Johnson to experience the full force of a big Belgian pack.

“I was playing at 12 so personally it was a bit different, with a bit more freedom, more chance to attack and try things out without too much restriction with being at 10. 

“It was a tough match, they were very big to be fair, and very physical.”

In good form for club and country, Johnson loves life at his new club, but was extremely disappointed to hear of Huddersfield’s latest campaign.

“Yeah I was very disappointed, it is my club, it is my favourite club, I always ring Tom Owen after every game and check on results.”

It is certain that everyone at HRUFC wishes Johnson all the best at Fylde and for further England call ups, but hoping that one day he may return to the white, claret and gold of Huddersfield.

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