2. A number of pundits are suggesting that Marc Lievremont's condemnation of Ronnie Regan as a "grosteque clown" was some kind of vindication of the hooker's role in successfully winding up the French in a Mooresque fashion, but this ignores just how poorly Regan played, includng him giving away 3 points after throwing punches right in front of the referee. Time for Brian Ashton to pension off the stroppy Bristolian.
3. Another ELV rant: under the laws being trialled down under the deliberate infringments at scrum time by the French props against England would have yielded no more than free kicks - hardly a discouragement for a prop intent on illegally disrupting the scrummage. Non?
4. Before turning in last night I flicked through the channels to discover something called "Premiership Rugby Highlights" on BBC2, rather helpfully starting at midnight. Fifteen minutes later I'd given up. Saracens v Harlequins looked an interesting enough game but the BBC's coverage was all over the place - the most bizarre bit being twice shown a slow motion replay of the Quins number 8 spilling the ball in a tackle on halfway. Were there really so few highlights?