England boss Clive Woodward set his sights on a Grand Slam showdown with Ireland after a comprehensive victory over Scotland at Twickenham, declaring: "The bigger the occasion, the better it is."
The two remaining unbeaten teams in this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship will come face-to-face at Lansdowne Road next Sunday.
The crunch clash was set up by Ireland beating Wales 25-24 in Cardiff, before England set about demolishing the Scots with a 40-9 home success.
It was England's 21st successive Twickenham Test match victory, and their 12th triumph from the last 13 Calcutta Cup encounters.
Next week's winner-takes-all tussle will provide a fitting finale to the tournament, although it will inevitably evoke memories of England's three final-hurdle Grand Slam failures under Woodward in 1999, 2000 and 2001, with the latter defeat coming against Ireland in Dublin.
"I was hoping that Ireland would win - the bigger the occasion the better it is," Woodward said.
"I just wanted a real head-to-head next week, and that is what we have got. Hopefully, it will be a fantastic week, which will be great for the game.
"Whichever team wins next Sunday can look forward to the rest of the year in fine fettle for the World Cup," he added.
England were never seriously troubled by the Scots, although they had to work hard for a 16-9 interval advantage before scoring 24 second half points.
"We are very pleased," Woodward said. "Our forwards were excellent, that's why there is room for improvement. It is a happy changing room.
"We played a bit better than we did against Italy, but this is a great championship and every single team we played against has been worthy of the championship - you must give Scotland great credit."
Woodward is unlikely to make unforced changes for the Ireland game, and he moved quickly to dispel any immediate injury fears about Ben Kay.
"I have spoken to the doctor, and he is happy that everyone will be fine for next weekend," Woodward added.
"There was a lot of pressure on us, and I thought the performance was good. I am pleased that we've now got another crack at a Grand Slam."