What another great rugby week.

I am sure we all enjoyed England’s strong win on Saturday 39-10 over Argentina, albeit the Pumas played for more than an hour with 14 men following the sending off of Tomas Lavinini.

I'm sure his high tackle on Owen Farrell wasn't deliberate, but with the change in rules and World Rugby's commitment to reducing concussions, referee Nigel Owens was left with no option but to hand the second row his marching orders.

Next up for England is a clash with France, who almost threw away the game in their close win 23-21 over Tonga.

Another victory for England would most likely set-up a quarter-final with Australia, which at the moment looks preferable to facing Wales in the last eight.

Elsewhere, Japan put in another good performance during their 38-19 success over Samoa, so this group is very interesting – Scotland need to beat Japan to give themselves a chance of qualifying, while Ireland will hope Gregor Townsend's men can defeat the hosts so they avoid a potential quarter-final clash with the mighty New Zealand.

You have to say the All Backs just did everything well against Namibia and it just shows how strong and clinical they are, while South Africa as well are looking very good and will be worrying some of the teams.

On the local front it was a bit of a disaster as London Irish went down 44-27 to Bristol which I am not really surprised at as they have a very strong squad this year.

Credit to Exiles as they battled to the end and were rewarded with a bonus-point try, and lets hope they can round off their Premiership Rugby Cup campaign with a good result at home to Sale on Saturday.

Rams had their first loss of the season against National One leaders Richmond, but came away with credit in a 37-22 defeat where they rotated their quad.

This week they are home against struggling Hull Ionians as they bid to return to winning ways.

In Southern Counties North, my boys Reading lost 20-15 at Stow-on-the-Wold despite leading 15-5 at the break, while Reading Abbey picked up a first point of the season despite losing narrowly at Shipston-on-Stour.

At least Berkshire Shire Hall stopped a clean sweep of defeats with a 24-5 victory at Phoenix in Berks, Bucks & Oxon Two South.

The latter three teams all have a weekend off, but hopefully they can return in form the week after.