England's interim head coach Stuart Lancaster has backed Owen Farrell to rise to the occasion when he assumes the pivotal role of fly-half against Wales on Saturday.
Wales and England do not always instinctively agree on rugby issues but this week is different.
Reigning ICC world champions with a three-match series against Pakistan that starts on Thursday at the Dubai Cricket Stadium: on the face of it the immediate task for England's Twenty20 cricketers looks entirely straightforward, a chance to refine a settled team ahead of the defence of the world title six months from now.
I do envy those Brits with the moral backbone to be embarrassed by the Buffoonics in Munich.
Kevin Pietersen, without a one-day international hundred in three years, now has two in three days after a stirring 130, his highest ODI score, saw England home in a tight finish in Dubai in the last match of the Mobilink Jazz series.
England have sprung a surprise by omitting the experienced Tom Palmer from their matchday squad for Saturday's Six Nations game against Wales at Twickenham.
The networks said revenue was mainly driven by pay-per-view purchases in the United States, where the fight was bought 4.4 million times.
Andy Murray, setting aside doubts about his recovery time before the French Open later this month and nursing a niggling split in his right thumb, has decided to carry his unprecedented form on clay into the Rome Masters this week.
Not many rugby players have changed their sport forever inside a few weeks. Even fewer athletes have been so far ahead of their time that, two decades later, the global impact they made remains unsurpassed.