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England were narrowly beaten by South Africa but it was a gulf in terms of the two management teams, says Stuart Barnes....
Sir Clive Woodward says England must give the combination of George Ford and Owen Farrell time to develop.
Winger Jonny May scored two tries as England ended their five-game losing run with a 28-9 win over Samoa at Twickenham.
New Zealand produced a barnstorming late finish to crush Wales’ hopes of a famous win as the world champions ran out 34-16 winners.
South Africa followed up last weekend's win over England with a 22-6 victory over Italy in Padova.
Argentina kicked four drop-goals and produced some stout defence to complete an 18-13 victory over France at the Stade de France in Paris.
It has been fairly even between Ireland and Australia in the last six meetings, three wins to Australia, two Irish victories and a draw, but recent form comes down in Ireland’s favour, with eight wins from nine contrasting to Australia's three victories in nine.
The Springboks arrive in Italy with plenty of attacking options, but it is the basics of the game that they will need to get right, says Thinus Delport.
England see their QBE International against Samoa on Saturday as a chance to get back to winning ways. Having suffered defeats to New Zealand and South Africa, Stuart Lancaster’s men are desperate to get a win and are looking to do that against Samoa.