England are 2-9 to make it a perfect ten under Eddie Jones when they tackle South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday even though they haven't beaten the Springboks for 12 meetings over ten years and have injuries to key Locks Maro Itoje and George Kruis and Backrower James Haskell as well as Wings Anthony Watson and Jack Nowell.
This is because whereas England followed up their Six Nations Grand Slam with a 3-0 triumph in Australia, the Boks were hammered by New Zealand on their last outing in Durban, were cosily dispatched by the All Blacks in Christchurch and struggled to stamp their authority on Australia and Argentina in the Rugby Championship and Ireland in the summer Tests.
The Wallabies and Pumas both won their home matches and should have prevailed in Pretoria and Nelspruit but were edged out. Ireland won in Cape Town and then were more than worthy adversaries in defeat in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
South Africa are missing the legends such as Victor Matfield and Schalk Burger that retired after the World Cup and they are without cogs Bryan Habana, Jesse Kriel, Duane Vermuelen and Francois Louw on this occasion.
But no Bok pack is a truly bad pack and with wet weather forecast for West London, get on an England win by 1-12 points at 7-4.
England have won only three Tests by 13 points or more under Jones. One was an exhibition, summer warm-up against Wales and another was against Italy.
Scotland so nearly shocked Australia in the quarter-finals of last year's World Cup and had beaten them in two of their previous three meetings (only losing by six points) too.
But after the Wallabies cast aside the shackles of a terrible Southern Hemisphere Test season in such style in Wales last Saturday, they will be eyeing up a tilt at a Northern Hemisphere Grand Slam tour.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus
With a crisp but dry afternoon forecast for Murrayfield, back ace Australia full-back Israel Folau to score a try at 11-8. Folau has not scored a try for eight Tests but his tally of 20 in 49 includes one in the Wallabies' 21-15 win at Murrayfield in 2013. Scotland have a new midfield combination and abrasive backline defender Tommy Seymour is absent too.
Wales were woeful against Australia and should still be worried about the threat of Argentina even though they welcome back leadership figures Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones. The Pumas put 50 points on Japan last week, won the penultimate meeting between the teams in Cardiff and have not regressed from their fourth-placed finish at the World Cup.
Go for more points to be scored in the second half at 5-6. Wales will want to show that they can keep it tight and defend after last week's nightmare and Argentina's offloading game was seen to good effect in the Rugby Championship. Even the All Blacks struggled to cope with the tactics. It would be no surprise if Argentina tired as the game wore on after travelling in from Tokyo and while they should remain potent in broken play and phase play, Wales have dangerous runners to take advantage of holes in the defence.
As expected Ireland have rung the changes from last Saturday's sensational success over the All Blacks in Chicago for this contest against Canada. But it is far from a weak starting team that takes to the Aviva field, with several senior players including Sean O'Brien and Peter O'Mahony in the Backrow, and debutants that deserve their chance after several distinguished club games in recent months. A win as big as the 50-7 triumph they achieved when the teams met in the World Cup is probably asking too much as the Canucks are brave and functional and possess a real flyer in DTH van der Merwe.
However, the home crowd should leave in the party mood they arrived in, fully entertained. Get on O'Brien to score a try at 13-8. He scored the first in that Cardiff World Cup meeting.