All in all, it has been a wonderful tournament, and one which has again shown how important and worthwhile the 6 Nations is. It built up to a wonderful climax in the form of Ireland and England's Grand Slam showdown on Sunday, which was a fantastic game to watch. Big-match situations often disappoint, but the 80 minutes at Lansdowne Road were brilliant. The Irish forwards looked jaded - I wondered whether the hype of the build-up had got to them slightly - but I was very impressed by England. They will now be very confident ahead of the World Cup.
Scotland, on the other hand, have a lot to work on and many questions still to answer. The debate is raging about Chris Paterson and for my money he needs a run at fly-half. Gregor Townsend no longer causes problems for defences and a change is necessary to give the Scots more quality in attack. I do feel the current squad has a decent amount of ability in it, and enough to build a team on. Ben Hinshelwood will hopefully have recovered from a broken leg in time for the World Cup, and a lot of hard work between now and then can ensure Scotland have a good campaign in Australia.