...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.
...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.
...grand. Can't say I was feeling that confident about an England grand slam before Saturday's game. My confidence having dropped over the last couple of outings. And then the ref being announced.
...Grand Slam. Get the funny feeling that's all they were thinking about when the little matter of an Italian side could quite have easily spoiled the party.
...gone. Yesterday former Yankee Hideki Matsui announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, aged 38, after a decade long career in the States which followed a decade playing in his native Japan.
...hell more than one at times. It was no surprise that the current England side butchered the Grand Slam chance against Ireland they aren't in the class of the 1990 or late 90s early 2000s sides.
...Jocks. After all they repeatedly do their best to make the Jocks look good on a rugby pitch and they were at it again on Sunday as they struggled to keep the Grand Slam dream alive.
...for Saturday night's performance. But over the whole tournament they certainly deserved. It's just in Paris on Saturday night they were handed the Slam in a not too Grand manner.
...Steve Borthwick doesn't like it and after all it was just the Jocks that England beat to finish second in the Six Nations table.