England kick off their RBS Six Nations campaign in Twickenham this afternoon at 4pm.
Phase one of the rebuilding plan is complete.
The foundations of Stuart Lancaster's team have been laid, after an impressive year.
– Stuart Lancaster, England head coach
Last year I was the interim coach. There is a different feel this year.
Expectations have risen and this time last year people were looking at us as an unknown force. Now they know.
The trick is to win consistently, even when you are the target. That is what the All Blacks do. That is what we have to strive towards.
We have to be one step ahead, not one step behind.
England finished 2012 with a record of six wins, five defeats and a draw but the progress from the wreckage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup was clear.
The challenge which begins for England against Scotland is to build on those foundations.