CARDIFF – England World Cup-winning coach Clive Woodward was "in shock" after the current side saw a seven-point half-time lead evaporate in a 21-13 loss to Wales in Cardiff that dashed their dreams of a Grand Slam.
The visitors, who had thrashed France 44-8 in their previous match were in control, if not out of sight, at 10-3 ahead come the end of the opening 40 minutes in Cardiff on Saturday.
But Wales 'won' the second-half 18-3, with tries from Cory Hill and Josh Adams, who caught replacement Dan Biggar's superb cross-kick two minutes from time, sparking delirious scenes among a capacity crowd at the Principality Stadium.
England are now coached by an Australian in Eddie Jones – the Wallabies' boss when Woodward's men beat them in the 2003 World Cup final – with defence chief John Mitchell, a New Zealander and a former coach of the All Blacks.
"England got turned over partly because every team raises their game against them and they couldn't handle it," wrote Woodward in his Mail on Sunday column.