Just watched the game so here are my thoughts: 1) The replacement SH always looks the better one, which is no bad thing. It shows they always make a positive contribution from the bench. 2) George offers much more than Hartley and with other hookers back who can offer more from the bench (TT/LCD) I see no reason to keep him for the WC. 3) Simmonds looked very good but the opposition may have helped that. He is a much more dynamic 8 and I'd be interested to see how he does as a finisher after Billy/Hughes have worn out the opposition. 4) England's late game scoring cannot be chalked up as just luck any more, they've done it in nearly every game. 5) Slade looked much better at 13 6) Having forwards actually running onto the ball rather than taking it static makes such a difference 7) Breakdown still being largely ignored. Jones needs to really target this area. We don't so much need to turn over opposition ball but we do need to slow it down and make more of an effort to stop the opposition doing it to us. We let our opponents slow our ball down too easily and it makes everything else much more difficult. 8) Lawes is doing what Haskell did for the Argie tour, he has massively upped his game in all areas and I hope it is a permanent improvement, unlike Haskell who seems to have regressed again since his injury.