As Nigel Owens blew the full time whistle at the Stade de France and Swing Low Sweet Chariot reverberated around the stadium the emotion poured out of England's players. Finally they'd achieved their goal and victory tasted even sweeter because France had made them work hard for it.
During the match I'll be on hand if any jerseys are ripped or bloodied. I tend to be up and down at least 20 times, so you don't really take in everything that happens on the pitch. I'll generally watch the recording the day after the match so see exactly how the team played!
The French come with no pressure, no expectation, and that is when they are at their most dangerous. If England take to the field with the right attitude, then they have the ability to win, if they lose focus at any time, then the French could start smiling.
Ahead of the game against France at the weekend, England and Harlequins winger Mike Brown, 27, gave me his views on the game, the possibilities of an England Grand Slam, his chances of Lions selection and missing Quins tilt for the title.
England's first Euro 2012 match last night drew more viewers than the final of Britain's Got Talent. Overnight audience figures
Roy Hodgson's England produced a display as riveting as John Major holding court at the Leveson inquiry against France in
England face Laurent Blanc's French side tonight with the knowledge that France have not lost in 21 internationals. As if
England face France to commence their Euro 2012 campaign tonight eight years after they began their Euro 2004 tournament
Luxembourg, 1998 Memorable. Spain, 2011 Don't get too excited. Argentina, 2002 Beckham's atonement. "Look at the scoreboard