...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.
...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.
...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.
...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.
...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?
...stop the world. Stuart Lancaster was really the only option for the England Rugby head coach, so much so that even an English sporting regulatory body couldn't screw it up.