...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.
...you into submission. It, unfortunately, looks like not even England's clutching of a draw from the jaws of victory against Spain in his final audition will prevent the F.A. hiring Gareth Southgate.
…again. The Jocks felt hard done by after leaving Wembley on the wrong end of the three, nil scoreline, but they should be happy as they’ve probably done England more harm than good. Oh but didn’t they get misty eyed in the build up to the England vs Scotland World Cup qualifier. The country that […]
...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.
...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.
...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.
...for the first time. It was fun the way England's ineptness gave the Jocks belief and hope for that to be shattered in a 3-2 defeat.
...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.
...team? The previous two home victories, against New Zealand and Scotland, were good but was winning away in Ireland the indication of where this England rugby team is under Stuart Lancaster?
...a charlie. Relying on Charlie to get tries from charge downs isn't a sound game plan but luckily for Stuart Lancaster's side Italy didn't up their game to find that first victory over England.
...dolt. It was great to see sad little Andy Robinson with that befuddled look on his face after the new look England scraped a win over his Jock side.
...disguise? England go overboard celebrating their lucky 1-0 victory over Spain in a friendly like the Jocks did back in 1967.