It's just under ten days until the 2018 Six Nations gets underway. While Ireland open their campaign against France, our neighbours England start with Italy.
In the build-up to the opening weekend, there have been several reports of an English 'injury crisis.' They are without Henry Slade, Jack Nowell and Kyle Sinckler for Italy game.
This is an issue facing many sides. For example, Ireland will be without Garry Ringrose, Sean O'Brien and David Kilcoyne. It didn't stop one reporter asking Conor O'Shea about it though, to which O'Shea gave a no-nonsense answer.
"I'll pick Eddie's team for him" - @Federugby head coach Conor O'Shea predicts a potential @EnglandRugby line up at today's #SixNations launch pic.twitter.com/Q1mtwL3OmI
— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) January 24, 2018
Is that an injury crisis?
It is a perfect answer that cuts through the absurd mind games and speculation, the team speaks for itself.
Last year O'Shea's Italy pissed off England and Eddie Jones when they utilised the infamous non-ruck.
The side's face each other on Sunday, February 4, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.