Thank goodness for that. A much-needed victory for Martin Johnson’s beleaguered England team. It wasn’t the prettiest of performances, and the neutrals probably didn’t get much enjoyment out of it, but England won and deserved to do so.
The game was error-strewn throughout, with both sides making far too many errors, and for long periods of play, there was nothing noteworthy happening.
Whilst it’s a winning start for England, it’s not exactly a marker laid down, and if were France or Ireland – or Scotland for that matter – I wouldn’t be too worried.
We’ll have all the reaction, player ratings and plenty of opinion over the next few days, but for now let us know what you thought of the game, of the performances of each side, of individual players – everyone has an opinion!