Former England player Lewis Moody has insisted that Stuart Lancaster is the right coach to lead the current set of players to success, despite the narrow 26-24 opening-day defeat to France in the Six Nations.
Moody, who was part of the 2003 World Cup-winning squad, said that there must be an element of trust in Lancaster and that the goal for success should be long-term and not instant.
"Stuart has had reasonable success with two second-placed finishes [in the Six Nations]," Sky Sports News quotes Moody as saying. "But what is success? It is achieving silverware really. That is what Stuart is aiming for.
"Some of those young lads had a rather harsh welcome onto the international stage last weekend. But they were picked for a reason, they have ability and they should stay.
"I am very confident in Stuart. Whether it will be immediate I don't know. Maybe even the 2015 World Cup will be too early. It is about having a long-term plan, not the four-year plan we had leading up to 2003, which came to an end when we won it."
England take on Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday evening.