...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.
...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.
...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.
...England. If England go on to win the Grand Slam or just the Championship they need to strike one more medal and award it to the current French coach because on Saturday he made sure it could happen.
...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?
...smoke it. Arrogant enough there Jimbo? Scotland talked a good game and again were sent home from Twickenham to “think again” as England won the Calcutta Cup in their opening game of the 6 Nations.
...nearly a decade...and it was Toby Flood-less. Any coincidence? I think not. But will they learn from this?
...special. Beating the Jocks is always good - though it'll never make up for the pain of 1990 - but doing the Frogs in their own back yard, even if it isn't the Parc des Princes, is still the best in the 6 Nations, no matter what state they're in.
...cost England. Stuart Lancaster had pretty much done a good job as interim England head coach and the game against Wales looked to be his crowing glory, if he hadn't just blown it with stereotyped substitutions.