Nobody likes to see a manager lose his job but Tommy Williams must have known the end was nigh at Kingstonian after six straight defeats left them in the relegation zone of the Ryman Premier League.

The club’s board acted swiftly in the wake of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Burgess Hill which co-owner Mark Anderson apparently watched from behind one of the dug-outs.

They have also been decisive in replacing him with former Billericay boss Craig Edwards, a man led them to the Isthmian League title in 2012 and – perhaps more pertinently - has kept Chelmsford up against the odds in the past, as his replacement.

He has just six games to do the same at Kingsmeadow and everyone at the club now needs to rally behind Edwards and the team, starting with Leatherhead at home on Saturday.

We will never know whether England’s Grand Slam hopes would have faltered so miserably against Ireland in Dublin had the talismanic Chris Robshaw been on the field.

But it was welcome news both for Eddie Jones and, surely, British Lions head coach Warren Gatland as he prepares to pick his team to tour New Zealand, that the flanker made a typically barnstorming return for Harlequins in last weekend’s 53-17 victory over Newcastle.

Having dislocated a shoulder that kept him out of the Six Nations, it took surgery and intensive rehabilitation for Robshaw to return to the field this quickly, underlining the strength of character that has won the trust of all the coaches he has played for.

Among them were Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards, who gave Robshaw his Quins debut and even in defeat was gushing about the 30-year-old at the weekend.

“In terms of what England missed against Ireland, he probably had that nous and that understanding that the probably missed on the day,” said Richards. “He is as good as anybody the Lions will come up against on that tour and I would have him in my team any day.”