Thought it was a very mediocre performance considering how ordinary and inexperienced the French were, we so nearly blew it. That last phase was a great effort, especially the drop-goal. The kick-pass was a bit of a mad one. In the past any sort of decent French team would have turned us over on that last attack. We had very little penetration but they didn’t put us under much pressure.
The one pass almost dropped early on in that phase will be looked back on as a defining moment if Ireland go on to lift it and do really well. Should be beating Italy handy of course. Wales looked good but we are warned and it will be at home. Scots surprisingly bad, clearly all the expectation didn’t suit them. I’m sure they’ll improve but again we should have enough to get the win at home.
With England almost certain to win at least 3 of their first 4 games, even with the injuries, it will set up nicely for them to stop us winning the championship/doing the Slam in Twicks.