A fine start to our campaign with wins over Commonwealth nations Australia (22-8), South Africa (20-10) and Scotland (21-9), leaving us top of the group with 63 VPs. But it is early days. Why are people allowed to say that? Surely to be grammatically correct it should be 'it is an early day' or 'these are early days'.
We have established the most direct route between our hotel and the playing venue, about a 20 minute walk, so will be able to conserve extra energy for today's matches, which are against Germany (who beat us in Dublin), Turkey (who are lying in second place) and Brazil (who have the great Gabriel Chagas, former World Champion, playing for them).