After some careful, serious thinking about England's showing in the Rugby World Cup, even nearly a week later, I'm afraid my opinion hasn't fundamentally changed. I still think it would have been better shirtless.
The manner in which Japan defeated South Africa on the first weekend will remain in all of our memories forever; their courage of conviction and their ability to play exactly the right sort of rugby to nullify one of the game's giants...
On Saturday night, in front of our very eyes, a nightmare unfolded as Australia pushed England aside with ruthless precision and condemned the hosts to being surplus to requirements in their own tournament.
First things first; please understand this. One game does not make a career! Not every game goes the way you want it to and rugby, not being a solo sport, means you are but a small cog, in a bigger machine.
Stuart is right, in the face of adversity this England side has never come unstuck or backed down. This squad will be much better for the excruciating manner in which they lost last weekend and we, on the outside, have to trust that some tough lessons have finally been learned.
After such a destructive defeat the players could have crumbled and could have felt extremely sorry for themselves. As much as individuals can put on a front, it would have been seen through during their media sessions for even the best of actors cannot hide something like that.
We want rugby to be among England's strongest sports, with clubs thriving and participation at an all-time high, to create a lasting legacy for generations to come. We have spent the last three years putting clear foundations in place to make the most of this opportunity.
Is it down to bad luck that Wales have experienced so many injuries in their backs? or is it the pre-season conditioning that has cost Wales, the intensive training which has led to over exertion in matches, resulting in injury?
A key difference that's been discussed a lot over the last few weeks is the way rugby has embraced technology... The technology is there so why not use it? Businesses are constantly pushing the tech boundaries and there's no reason why football shouldn't be doing the same.
You cannot sit at home watching Game of Thrones all day sipping on the latest exotic juice from the Amazon rainforest and expect to get lean. Your overall diet, energy expenditure, activity levels, hormonal profile and sleep quality are all far more important factors in fat loss than any 'superfood' will ever be.
Saturday's loss was by the far the most agonising and devastating that this squad has experienced together, more than losing any RBS 6 Nations title or QBE International fixture, however the fact is that they have to show colossal resilience and get straight back on the horse.
On Saturday evening at Twickenham we saw the first game that actually mattered in this Rugby World Cup towards ascertaining where the trophy might ultimately end up...
Since the start of the World Cup in earnest, I haven't had much game time during the opening week. So whilst at home the other day on my day-off I decided to do a little top-up session. I roped my girlfriend, Chloe, into the session, which I wouldn't normally do, as I intensely dislike all the rubbish you see up on Instagram and Twitter, about couples who train together, apparently staying together!
With the greatest respect, England's selection decisions, at fly half and in the centres, are bold however they have been made and it is time to trust the experts and get ready to be blown away by what has the makings of being one of the most intense clashes of the entire competition.
Sport Psychology helps us practice on the relevant aspects of our performance and to reinforce our competence in these areas. Confidence is learned and trained, like a skill, and it has massive implications on success.
This session is not really for beginners, but you can take elements out of it and make up your own session. Part Two is a little more difficult than Part One, so you really need to concentrate and take your time.