The former Boroughmuir and Melrose youngster said: "It would have been great to have gone to the World Cup but it was a win-win situation at that point.
"I could have gone to the World Cup but not played much while missing out on the chance to play with Edinburgh.
"All these guys who have gone to the World
Cup, failed and then gone back to win at the second attempt, so it would be a shame if we lost that experience that Johnson's had and perhaps start again."
"If I had gone to the World
Cup, it would have been a big thank you to the club and the manager at the time.
MAN UNITED gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson defended sacked Irish skipper Roy Keane yesterday and said he should never have gone to the World
Cup in the first place.
Had he gone to the World
Cup, he would have had to pull out after the first game and the consequences would have been much greater.''