Maybe someone needs to set up a Facebook support group for a myriad of world rugby players and supporters who think they beat All Blacks just to end up with nothing. Springbok had his shoulder in hand with Irish and English. U ok hun. Big hug. Xxxxx.
It was the twentieth place in the World Cup in 2011 when New Zealand was in the half-time test. They lost only four.
Return everywhere, a lot of the long way back: 22-7 behind Ireland in November 2013 before the victory 24-22; twice rose from 17 points against South Africa last month, including 12 points down with four minutes to go; 15 points here on Saturday with England uncontrollable and hopes to crack and cars swing.
You are not in danger. Even England was not an early advantage, but it deserved it altogether. In a competition worth waiting 1463 days, they started not only with other equipment than a week ago, but in another universe.
They were wild, disciplined, relentless and incredibly clinical. Chris Ashton finished as Twickenham remembered that Chris Ashton had finished. The moth that brought the second test was as unprecedented and more muscular than rolling.
Play with fine margins
Seeing the world championship trampled underfoot made sobriety in stalls of giddy and half-cut delirious. If England were to end, as soon as they started, it would be another famous victory that would happen next to irregular festivals in 2012, 2002 and 1993.
They came closer. Instead, the same edges and calls that released them saw that they were short. The initial position, which was dominant in the first half, jumped and then cracked. Penalties that were kicked in a corner rather than at the site could not bring points that required gambling. He had never signed up for death.
Everything was understandable. This is a callow English side with half the caps touring team who won the last two world cups and is a clear favorite for the next. These sanctions were from broad and rain-flowing. The falling goal, says Captain Owen Farrell, comes before the ball is lost.
"It was the right decision"
Many people in the crowd considered it unjust when it was decided that it was a nasty shit that greeted the last whistle. Sam Underhill's late side experience had a style that deserved to win the game, rather than after exhausting his festivities.
For those who have given poetry from practicality, he should do it. In the letter of law, this was the right decision instead. You may not agree with the idea that a TMO call should be for anything other than a cocktail, yet you can not criticize officials for the correct application of the laws as they are.
In those chaotic moments, short memories are mentioned. Against South Africa, seven months ago, England received a favorable TMO call in the last act of the game, which became one of the winners' points. They did not do it on Saturday, and Underhill stayed with slate rather than trying to talk until he asked.
Eddie Jones spoke after he was destroyed. He is also wise enough to understand that subtitles are seldom the whole story.
Another big lead lost
Just as blacks had the habit of pulling rabbits out of their hats, England had repeatedly left the cat out of the bag.
In three of their five oppositions in the southern hemisphere in 2018, they set up significant leadership only to advance: 24-3 in the first summer Test against the Springboks, 12-0 in the second and now 15-0 against the best.
Perhaps it would be different if Farrell had attempted to transform Ashton's test without anyone being able to blame him for missing him. The short start after Damian McKenzie's attempt at the end of the first half was rather costly, resulting in a hold and pressure that led to Beauden Barrett's fine a few minutes later.
They were also grateful that Steve Hansen did not like many people who often did not come, and Aaron Smith behind Ardie Savea, even when he had an open attempt before him.
"Sometimes the game loves you and sometimes does not love you," Jones said.
"We had the opportunity to win the game, but we did not get them and they did it, so they deserved to win the game."
Reasons for hope for England
All Blacks are not infallible. Springboks showed that in Wellington and Ireland in Chicago. Some of this English team did so last summer in the jersey of British and Irish lions.
You do not make any sense for the whole week, this game has made for them as much as it was with the hosts. England has chosen for this match four years. You can define yourself against the best if you are not the best, in which case everyone you meet is subordinate.
Perhaps the victory in England would not change at all in the next World Cup. The team who defeated All Blacks six years ago came out in groups when it really mattered. The New Zealand team, which fell to the second biggest defeat in its history, kept its crown in a carefree fashion.
But against the side that won 10 out of 11 this year, which had 819 points in its starting game compared to 440 caps, and it was just one player who did not have the full first choice, it was really encouraging: a one-sided loss when the average the defeat issued by All Blacks in 2018 was 24; only one attempt was allowed when the opposition took place at least four in each of their last 12 matches.
"I think we had a lot of character in the enemy environment," said coach Steve Hansen.
Likewise, England. The autumn, which began with problems in the park, brought a win and a loss that could have diverted another way, but with some sense of progress. Saturday was close enough.