Trouble at No 8
Thankfully for England, Billy Vunipola was the most impressive of England’s slew of replacements. The primary job of a No 8 is to get over the gainline. Do that and everything else falls into place, but that instruction is frequently forgotten as Ben Morgan (above) frequently went sideways rather than forward. As soon as Vunipola emerged on the scene, it was noticeable how much go-forward he added and how much better England looked as a result. A lot of that might well come down to being a replacement against tiring legs, but in a position which has almost become a coin toss, Vunipola should now be considered favourite to start in the crunch game against Wales on Saturday.