It does occur to me that maybe, just maybe taking to the social media airwaves in the lead up to any big bruising encounter isn't perhaps the best preparation they could get involved with, given that not everyone has positive things to say all the time.
If I were a headmaster (some thought really!) my report would be predominantly positive, with underlying concerns about being too defensive and encouragement to take the risk and blood some attacking talent. But a pat on the back for the captain and maybe even a gold star.
This November has been a reality check for England following a good Six Nations that surprised many, including the players. They have now experienced how hard it is to beat two of the best teams in the world, and they are about to experience the best.