Ashton backs 'inspirational' Johnson

England winger Chris Ashton hopes that the "inspirational" Martin Johnson continues as England coach despite the team's disappointing performances at the World Cup but worries that turmoil at the Rugby Football Union (RFU) could be harmful for the game.

A review led by Fran Cotton into England's performance at the Rugby World Cup has been scrapped, but the RFU is in upheaval with acting chief executive Martyn Thomas stepping down from all his positions.