Naturally at yesterday's announcement the decisions regarding Sam Burgess and Danny Cipriani were a keen focus with all seeking to hear clearly from England's management why certain decisions were made.
About six or seven years ago I mentioned to a work colleague that I had dyspraxia and she was shocked because her son had dyspraxia, She told me he had always held himself back from things he thought he would be unable to do.
NXT has a habit of delivering unexpected surprises. Whilst seasoned veterans Rhyno and Samoa Joe have become mainstays, we've seen Brian Kendrick, Tommy Dreamer and most recently Japan's Jushin 'Thunder' Liger make an appearance.
I've never moved in military circles. I'm from a family of civvies, which has made my learning curve all the steeper. There is much to understand. Since my baptism of fire at the Invictus Games, Help for Heroes have welcomed me into the fold.
Exhilaration, rewarding, challenging and fun are all associated with cycling. It's like having the biggest injection of endorphins, ever. Endorphins are addictive - very addictive. The more you do it, the bigger the hit. It's hard for anyone to resist the clutches of the endorphins.
The reality is that, on the pitch at least, United are no longer the European giants they were four or five years ago and even then there a was a team from Catalonia on a completely different level above.
The fact that the Parisian crunch didn't go to plan means that emotions are running even higher than they would have been if England had delivered the performance that expected and as such secured a victory. We all have our opinions but at that end of the day they are just that and Stuart Lancaster and his coaching team will be the ones to decide.
If City were beating chump teams, the way that Liverpool fans held up 1-0 wins over Stoke and Bournemouth as proof that they were flying, then City flying out of the blocks could be dismissed as nothing. An illusion of the fixture list. But they aren't.
A source claiming Manchester United are interested in Neymar doesn't mean the source is claiming Manchester United are going to sign Neymar. There is a difference. It's obvious when spelled out so clearly, but it's a distinction that a lot seem unable to make.
Even last year's shining beacon of brilliance Harry Kane has struggled and if Spurs are to genuinely progress this season, then the 22-year-old striker is going to require a great deal of assistance.
The 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup lived up to the high expectations. We witnessed nail biting penalty shootouts, new entrants such as Cameroon reaching the quarter finals, and impressive physical feats by female athletes. We also saw something a little more subtle but no less powerful: the world got behind a women's sporting event.
It's my first foray into the world of volunteering since I was an adolescent. That sounds awful, especially as these days I'm in the dreaded middle age category on drop down menus, but I guess it's better late than never.
If you have had the pleasure of watching a Chikara show you'll know how entertaining and exciting the promotion is. If anyone embodies the energy, dynamism and character of Chikara it is Ophidian The Cobra.
In a sports team, judgments move away from how popular you are and what you look like to how hard you are willing to work and how much you contribute. I felt I had finally found my 'gang' and found a supportive environment where I could be me and develop confidence and self-worth.
The tournament this year began with the Extra Preliminary Round - there are so many teams that want to enter, they couldn't even fit them into a pre-qualifying round. In the pre-pre-qualifiers, a lot of interesting stories were thrown up.
Playing with the boys helped me in my aim to get to the top of the women's game. I made my full first team debut for Huddersfield Town just seven days after my 16th birthday and also had my first experience of international football for Republic of Ireland under 16s (rather than England... but that's another story).