Newcastle boss Rob Andrew ruled himself out of joining the England management team - and then gave a clear indication why so many commentators and fans believe he should take over at Twickenham.
Andrew had been linked with the role of England team manager - Sir Clive Woodward's role before he resigned in 2004 - which would free Andy Robinson to concentrate on coaching.
"I can categorically say I will not be putting my hat in the ring," said Andrew. "It's not something I have ever coveted and it's not a position I am interested in taking up at this point in time. I am loyal to Newcastle and they have been fabulous to me. I feel that is where my responsibility lies."
Andrew then launched a furious attack on the RFU for not recognising Wilson had suffered a fractured jaw during the England Under-21 Grand Slam-clinching win over Ireland on Friday night. Wilson's injury was not picked up until he returned to Newcastle on Sunday.
"It's just absolutely ridiculous that he wasn't taken for an X-ray after complaining of jaw pains," said Andrew. "He came home after the game, and as soon as we heard he was experiencing pain we told him to go to hospital immediately. X-rays showed he had broken his jaw, and there is now a very real chance he could miss the rest of the season for us.
"It's staggering that with all their resources the RFU medical team did not even take him to be looked at. I'm furious with the shambolic way this has been handled.
"Unfortunately it's symptomatic of age group rugby. You have to ask what benefit there is at all in even having the England junior sides.