England's defeat to Wales on Saturday was a blip after coming back so well from the heavy defeat to Ireland against France.
Any side that goes 7-0 down from a charged down try so early in the game and then loses an influential senior player like Joe Worsley to injury is going to find it tough.
Wales had been tremendously unlucky in a lot of the games this season. You knew they would fight like lions because the thought of England condemning them to the wooden spoon and a whitewash in front of their home crowd was too much to bear.
They needed a little bit of luck but the Welsh put in a performance to win the game.
For England David Strettle and Harry Ellis stood out while Toby Flood and Shane Geraghty again impressed.
James Hook, another young player, was fantastic for Wales but Martyn Williams, one of the most experienced number sevens in world rugby, was in the thick of everything.
There are many positives to come out of England's RBS 6 Nations campaign because they have blooded a lot of the youngsters. All these tremendous young players have come through and shown they have the appetite for international rugby.
It has been a step up from in the autumn when England looked poor, but now they are going in the right direction.
They have still got a very good chance in the World Cup. Six months ago England had no chance but now they can feel more confident going forward.