Although it was a good win against a poor Fijian side I'm not convinced Stuart Lancasters side have what it takes to compete with the big three Southern hemisphere sides at the moment. Against Australia, and Cole aside, the rest of the front five lacked steel and drive. Marler was wheeled at ease and continually lost his binding and from where I was sat isn't an international prop. Parling occasionally got a spurt on and got over the gain line. The back row are OK and Robshaw generally is strong and stoic.
England looked devoid of ideas on how to break through which is frustrating, because in Sharples and Ashton they have two very fast exciting wingers. Barritt and Tuilagi are both crash ball centres who use route one, whereas traditionally in the past England have had a crash ball centre paired with a flyer - (Woodward/Dodge, Carling/Guscott , Tindall/Greenwood.)
I'm hoping they turn it around for the Springboks and New Zealand, but they'll have to 'up' their will to win and rugby nouse to beat those two, home turf or not. The only plus side at the moment is that the Taffy's are playing worse than us which gives me a bit of peace from my crowing Welsh wife.