Ian Metcalfe came along with more than half a pocketful of contrite sound bites
Mallett is a figure who has already poured scorn on the concept of a director of rugby
If we didn't know the extent of the breakdown of values and judgement at the Rugby Football Union, we do now.
Lewis Moody today admitted he made mistakes as England captain during the World Cup but insisted he never put commercial gain before his rugby.
So you've read about the best but what about the rest?
Something extremely odd happened at the end of the World Cup of rugby that Richie McCaw and Thierry Dusautoir turned into a personal issue of epic proportions. It was that England's captain Lewis Moody, as best he could given his team's performance here, joined on the list of tournament heroes his counterparts of New Zealand and France. Well, sort of.
Lewis Moody will miss England's Rugby World Cup opener against Argentina on Saturday after failing to recover from a knee injury in time.
If England's victory over Ireland in Dublin solved a couple of difficult World Cup conundrums – it is now very hard to see Martin Johnson, the manager, going into the big game with Argentina a week on Saturday without the Sale prop Andrew Sheridan or the Gloucester centre Mike Tindall – it also raised a question or two. Not least over the full-back position, where Ben Foden's status as a nailed-on starter is not quite as secure as he imagined at the beginning of the month.
Celebrity centre joins cast of Dragons staking claim for World Cup
Mike Tindall will captain an England side featuring 13 changes in Saturday's Rugby World Cup warm-up international against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.
England manager not the only one with injury trouble after first opponents Argentina lose their maestro for tournament
Johnson says he is hopeful after captain has scan but he must reassess his options for New Zealand
Rising England star Manu Tuilagi reveals the fallout from that punch
So this is how my day goes. I ask my colleagues what they think I should write about today, hoping that they’ll supply the inspiration I’m missing.
The little Gloucestershire village of Cranham is bracing itself for an invasion of beautiful people, as Lily Allen ties the knot with her partner, Sam Cooper. Tom Peck reports from the latest frontline of celebrity romance