Phew! It’s over. As Peter Jackson put it on the tournament’s official website, ‘After a grand total of 4,387 passes, 2,965 tackles, 582 penalties, 336 lines-out, 128 scrums, 46 tries and 12 yellow cards, the six-week extravaganza boiled down to one undisputed fact. Wales swept the board – Triple Crown, RBS Six Nations title and the Grand Slam.’ Italy meanwhile won in Rome, leaving Scotland to pick up the wooden spoon. And England beat Ireland 30-9 with a lot of new young talent on display. Whilst Wales’s grand slam – their third since 2005 – provides some consolation for their World Cup quarter final defeat against France – the narrow (8-9) losers in the World Cup final, the same France, finished fourth in the table. Indeed, last autumn’s New Zealand World Cup seems an age away already. England host the next World Cup in 2015 and this new young team could peak nicely to profit from home advantage…. Well, it’s a nice dream.