Or is it just this country? I don’t think so, because frankly all of the six nations matches this year have been just pathetic – really dull and bad play all the way through except for the occasional five mins where teams wake up and forget their orders to be as boring and useless as possible. Even the winners have been bad, just not as bad as the team they played against… But I went to Irish v Harlequins on Sunday and while I know some of the top players were in the England squad, oh hell Quins were poor. I mean really bad, not just unlucky and a bit careless, they could barely do a thing right for most of the match. In a situation like that you’d hope Nick Evans would still give them a fighting chance but the man often referred to as the no 2 fly half in the world kicked dead on penalties, passed without looking even vaguely in the right direction, and generally thought about as hard as an England fly half does. Is it something in the water than he’s getting worse the longer he’s in the UK?