Ragged Robbo on the rocks

England coach Andy Robinson urged his bosses to support him, despite a seventh successive test defeat.

Robinson, in an interview almost as embarrassing as his team’s performance, told Sky Sports he would end the post match interview if they continued to ask him about his future.

“I expect the Rugby Football Union to stand by me,” is all Robinson would say as he pleaded with the interviewer to focus on the 25-18 defeat against Argentina.

“If you want to discuss the game we’ll discuss the game. If not we’ll finish (the interview) now. It’s your choice,” he said.

When asked about the game he said: “In patches, we were good, in other patches poor. We turned over too much ball, kicked away too much ball and we are obviously very disappointed. Obviously we’re very disappointed with the result. Credit to Argentina, they performed well today but there were a lot of errors from us.

“There were a lot of individual errors, turnovers at the tackle area, which allowed Argentina into the game and gave them momentum.”

England captain Martin Corry described the performance as awful.

“We are all under pressure here, we put in a very, very sub-standard performance today, there’s nobody to blame apart from the players.”

Man-of-the-match Agustin Pichot described the win as the highlight of his life, let alone his sporting career.

“It was the most special moment of my life,” the half-back told Sky Sports. “We knew if we put them under pressure in the second half they could crack. We played with everything we had. I said pre-match, let’s show the world we are here’.

“After the game I said let’s take 10 seconds to appreciate what we have done. We have just beaten the world champions at Twickenham.”