Despite playing in a struggling side, Chris Paterson is one of the few Scots who could figure when Sir Clive Woodward names his squad for this summer's British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand.
But one player the full-back figures could go is Charlie Hodgson, the man he believes makes England tick.
Hodgson's goalkicking proved inconsistent in the RBS 6 Nations and England have missed Jonny Wilkinson in that respect.
But Paterson pinpointed the Sale fly-half as the man who has got Andy Robinson's new-look back division moving.
The backs have scored 10 of the 13 tries England have run in in the Twickenham victories over Italy and Scotland and the Scotland full-back said: "Credit to the England attack and especially Charlie Hodgson.
"He has the ability to take the ball at the line and make defenders change systems very, very late. With him doing that the attack is reorganised quicker than the defence.
"We were falling off tackles and it unsettles the players. It enables them to dictate the speed of the attack and it's very difficult to defend."
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.