In the sober day of day, I think the home nations can each take something into the World Cup to avoid the collective shi t show of 2015.
- Wales are currently the best NH team (as we all know from the past 3 years, that can change very quickly in rugby)
- Ireland have beaten all tier 1 teams in the past 18 months at some point so we havent become a bad team overnight and hopefully we have hit a blimp as opposed to peaking too early.
- When England turn it on they've been excellent, particularly when the Sarries players have been fit.
- Scotland's passing / running game is a joy to watch when it clicks as it did against England 2nd half.
Of course, the SH will also pick it up so we shall see what happens....
Final point - I find it a bit cringe to see some of my fellow Irish fans happy we lost yesterday to stop England winning the 6 nations. If we were a consistent wooden spoon contender then maybe I'd understand but its a bit of a sh it attitude for a team with aspirations of going far in the World Cup.