Once England had kicked the ball out of play, referee Angus Gardner went upstairs to the TMO to check the Farrell-Esterhuizen collision, and England fans inside Twickenham held their collective breath to see what Gardner, his touch judges and the TMO would decide on considered viewing of all the angles. We managed to go into half-time to be in a position where we could still win the game and I'm really pleased with the way the players stuck at it.
"If you watch at full speed, he has a big run up on me and we both bounce off each other and end up on the floor", Farrell said after the match.
"I think you need to be consistent every game", said Erasmus. Reflecting on the nailbiting one point win against South Africa, Jones had some bad news regarding Sale flanker Tom Curry who limped off injured against the Boks.
"You've got to play a certain way against them, there's no doubt about that". If I stay long enough, you're going to get me sacked.
Itoje looked fortunate to get away with what appeared to be a high tackle and England hit the front for the first time courtesy of a huge Daly penalty from close to the halfway line. "We didn't give", Jones said.
England will be relieved to have available a player described by Eddie Jones as the team's "spiritual leader", but the incident has polarised opinion as the sport continues to tie itself in knots over its crackdown on risky tackles.
New Zealand have won 91 per cent of their games since the 2015 World Cup and former No 10 Dan Carter claimed the current team is better than the 2015 vintage.
"Based on England's form over the last six months anyone who comes to the conclusion that England will beat New Zealand on Saturday at Twickenham is doing so on the flimsiest of evidence - whereas there is an avalanche of reasons why they will not". We won't be wearing singlets and running shorts out there.
Eddie Jones believes rugby union will eventually resort to having two referees oversee a match in response to its increasing intensity.