...this. The more things change the more they stay the same. How many times under previous management have the English rugby side said they'll learn lessons from blowing it?
...again. Nothing as delusional as a Jock supporter after the team has won a game, so after winning two they were confident of victory over England at Twickenham.
...for ruffling England's feathers. Italy had been getting it from all sides this last few weeks and Eddie Jones didn't help with his “take them to the cleaners” remark.
...later. England finally won their first Grand Slam since their World Cup triumph, thirteen whole years ago, with a victory in Paris over the French.
...with fourteen. England nearly blew it again against the Taffy Boyos but the pundits got it wrong to blame the near defeat on Eddie Jones' substitutions.
...watchable. Eddie Jones' England side rumbled past Ireland to keep their unbeaten record in this years Six Nations but it's not great to watch until he corrects his errors on the hour.
...for being substituted. Eddie Jones said he wanted England to give Italy a “good hiding” in their second Six Nations game, the team he picked didn't the one he ended up with did.
...and that's about it. England's opening game in the Six Nations went pretty much like nothing had changed since the World Cup and the old regime was still in charge.
...R.I.P. Sad news that one of rugby's greats, All Black, Jonah Lomu has died aged only 40 years old.
...cost England yet again. It was never going to be the so called gamble of Lancaster's starting XV that would cost England in their second group match.
...loser. Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie is right when he said a fourth consecutive second-placed finish for England in the Six Nations is "not acceptable".
...to blame. For all the good he's done in building this current England side yet again Stuart Lancaster couldn't help himself managing by numbers and playing his part in England losing the Six Nations championship.
...men of them. England's defeat of a Welsh side containing 12 British Lions, taking the Triple Crown and keeping their title hopes alive was another big step in the making of many of Stuart Lancaster's teams.
...post. Very lax of me, I mean England snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in Paris and then the ineptness of the Jocks at home against the Auld Enemy should have elicited something here.
...there? Wasn't this meant to be the summer of Australian humiliation? The cricket team in the Ashes, the rugby team against the Lions all while various others were beaten in various other arenas.