When Martin Johnson's tenure as England manager ended, some of us suggested the Rugby Football Union should do its utmost to hire Graham Henry on a consultancy basis to help clear the post-World Cup air.
Champions of Europe or champions of the world; which is harder? No difficulty with that one, but when you ask whether it's more difficult to get to a World Cup final or to win a grand slam in the Six Nations, then I'd argue it's less obvious.
Shaun Edwards confirmed on Sunday night that he is almost certain to stay coaching Wales until the next Rugby World Cup in 2015, effectively ruling out his involvement with any new England set-up during the next four years.
Two of England's bravest rugby men are launching their autobiographies almost simultaneously.
It feels that Wales have come out of the blue.
It was hard to know exactly what to make of England's World Cup send-off dinner at Twickenham on Monday; video messages of support from Little Britain's David Walliams – "Come on boys…!" – and a bunch of micro-celebs, music from the ageing nutty boys of Madness.
Ben Cohen, a member of England's winning team in 2003, believes Martin Johnson's squad can win the 2011 World Cup, despite their disappointing showing last weekend against Wales.
England's preparations for the Rugby World Cup have suffered a setback after Danny Care was ruled out of the tournament because of a toe injury.