How much can we learn from England and Wales' first warm-up match for the Rugby World Cup?
The scoreline, although close, is not overly significant with it being both team's first match in months and there were also a lot of changes made to both teams in the second-half.
And for those who lamented the quality of the game in comparison with New Zealand v Australia earlier in the day, what were you expecting exactly?
The Wallabies and the All Blacks are competing for the Tri Nations whereas England and Wales were playing their first game after two months of gruelling and intensive training.
It would be unfair, and frankly wrong, to compare the two games.
So, it was not a spectacle but there were things to be optimistic about for both sides.
For England there was Manu Tuilagi who impressed on debut. The 20-year-old Leicester centre has represented England at under-16, under-18 and under-20 level and he marked his first senior appearance with a try.
The youngster was brought off after an hour to a standing ovation and the Samoan-born player now looks odds on to make Martin Johnson's World Cup squad.
Tuilagi was set up by Jonny Wilkinson for his try and the 32-year-old fly-half also impressed in his first start for England since the 15-15 draw with Scotland in March 2010.
Wilkinson showed how a number 10 should control a game as the Toulon star used his distribution and pin-point kicking to keep Wales on the back foot for large periods of the match.
James Haskell played at number 8 and he made it abundantly clear that he is better than Nick Easter in the position.
Haskell was the best player on the pitch in the first half and capped off his performance with a try.
Matt Stevens made a solid return to the side after a three-year absence but he failed to make himself stand-out from the other props in the training squad.
In Oval Talk's opinion one player who should not get a seat on the plane to New Zealand is Simon Shaw. The 37-year-old's longevity has been admiral but on Saturday the London Wasps forward looked too old and off the pace.
The only concern for England is that of their captain Lewis Moody who went off with an injured ankle. But that is not as big a blow as Morgan Stoddart's injury is for Wales. The Scarlets fullback is out of the World Cup after he broke his leg.
Stoddart only played in the match after Stephen Jones picked up an injury in the warm up.
In terms of injuries it was a troubling day for Warren Gatland but he won't be too disheartened about the defeat. His side had enough possession and territory to show they could pose problems to any team.
The movement in their back line was also good to see and the composure they demonstrated in the build up to George North's opening try was very promising.
Wales will also take heart from the fact they fought back from being 20-7 down to finish 23-19 but that was largely down to England making several changes.
Wilkinson thought it was due to a lack of concentration. He said: "I don't know why we lost momentum in the second half but indiscipline crept in."
That will be one thing England will work on ahead of the rematch at the Millennium Stadium next Saturday. There will be many changes on both sides, including the strips.
England wore their infamous black kit on Saturday and next week it will be Wales' turn to wear their very own black jersey. OT does not really mind what colour a team wears but the overreaction from some people is rather amusing.