What surprised many was that Sonny Bill was even in the fight after just a handful of professional bouts - the first five against over-matched tomato cans and club fighters - and already looks a prospect.
Quite simple really. In essence, I want to see that England kick on from the New Zealand game. I want to see that they have not wallowed in the result for too long and I want to see that they have the steel and desire to move on and improve from it. Not too much to ask is it?
Every rugby enthusiast, once in his lifetime, should enter in an empty Twickenham. The silence is so unreal that you can hear the 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' echo, just like the empty seats are singing it.
A few weeks ago, England announced their intention to play, during their World Cup campaign, in an all black jersey. The first reaction of fans in England, New Zealand and all rugby-playing countries in between was to check their calendars.