What a weekend for Englishmen to savour. On Saturday our rugby team will do battle to complete one of the greatest comebacks ever seen in sport.
Then on Sunday a 22-year-old from Hertfordshire will attempt to do what no one has ever done: to win the Formula One World Championship at the first attempt.
To reach the World Cup final was beyond the wildest expectations for a rugby team that had fallen so far from anything like good form. And for this final to be against the same South Africans who gave them a humiliating 36-0 whipping just a matter of weeks ago - in the same tournament - makes it even tastier.
As for Lewis Hamilton, he must beat a two-time world champion teammate, whose petulance and political war games have added a bitter edge to a fight that has echoes of the titanic duels of those giants of the past, Senna and Prost.