The anticipation ahead of the Autumn Internationals is building quickly, and there are a few optimistic noises coming from various camps.
However, we remember all too well how this optimism can quickly be replaced by crushing despair as the Southern Hemisphere teams waltz into town and blow the Home Nations away.
In this week’s poll, we’re interested in your thoughts on which coach will be most satisfied once the dust settles and December begins.
With less than a year to go until the Rugby World Cup, these fixtures should offer a real insight into the state of each of the home nations, and despite all the media talk of focusing on the next match, every coach will have a plan for where they want to be once they are over.
For some, the relief that three or four very tough matches are behind them might make them happy, but for others, any perceived failure will be followed by the inevitable scrutiny and a miserable couple of months before the Six Nations.
Of course there are different definitions of success, as we’ve discussed at length, and it might be measured differently by each nation, but cast your vote below and let us know what your expectations are from each team.