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.
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.