Ireland were given a much easier task than they could have expected on Saturday evening, when England failed to put a ton of points on Italy. So was this a glorious chance missed, or are we falling further and further behind Eddie Jones’ eventual champions and the French?

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Shane Horgan and Andrew Trimble are on hand to pick through the bones of another disappointing Ireland defeat, Johnny Sexton’s public show of disgust as he was substituted, Jacob Stockdale’s key errors and whether our style of play is out-of-date.

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The USA has another date with destiny today, Mauricio Pochettino’s performance on Monday Night Football caught Ken’s eye, and it was another banner weekend for rugby values.

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