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Attention will obviously fall on Dan Parks for the number of mistakes that he made, unfortunately. The interception he threw out to Sergio Parisse for the Gonzalo Canale try for many was the turning point, he made more errors than anybody else on either side - by quite a margin.
You wonder why Frank Hadden persists with Parks in that position - but there you go.
Italy will always be a very different proposition than the other countries and Andrea Masi is not really an international fly-half. I thought we really should have put a lot more pressure on them at half-back.
There is a tactic where the back-row and half-backs put pressure on the opposition and of the five there were four players who were capable of doing that - but one was not!
Parisse had an outstanding game for Italy and he is growing into a world-class player with every game he plays.
The tournament has been very disappointing as a whole, everyone had high expectations at the start - you just have to look at Wales who were abject during the first-half against England but gained momentum from then on and eventually took the Grand Slam.
Scotland by contrast did not take their chance to put France to the sword in the first match, when the French had a new team - and new coach, but Scotland laid down and said ‘tickle my tummy’.
The Welsh match was just a flat performance although they did better against Ireland but the lack of a cutting edge in the backs is worrying, although there are one or two really good players in the forwards. We seem to be inept apart from scoring points with the boot.
I don’t think there will be any countries in the southern hemisphere quaking in their boots after the championship although Wales played well and have some exciting players.
It has been an interesting championship because it has been so unpredictable.