England boast a 16-year unbeaten home record against Wales - but the world champions have still got it all to do in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash at Twickenham.
Just for once, all the pressure is on England to deliver a performance worthy of their recently-found status.
Their shock 19-13 home defeat against Ireland last time out ended a 22-Test unbeaten Twickenham record and ruined the quest for a back-to-back Grand Slam.
England though, know that victories in the last two RBS 6 Nations games over Wales and France should secure a successful title defence.
They are also spurred on by the anger and frustration that a below-par display against Ireland generated, and Wales could find themselves on the receiving end.
England head coach Sir Clive Woodward has recalled centre Mike Tindall, lock Danny Grewcock and flanker Chris Jones to the starting XV, with 12 of his World Cup final line-up on show.
Wales' last Twickenham triumph was an 11-3 triumph in 1988, when Jonathan Davies, Adrian Hadley and Mark Ring inspired the pivotal victory of a memorable Triple Crown-winning campaign.
Their build-up has been overshadowed by the debate following Mike Ruddock's appointment as coaching successor to Steve Hansen, hardly ideal preparation for such a difficult assignment.
England, under Woodward, have consistently bounced back quickly and decisively from unexpected defeats, and Saturday should be no exception.
Wales will give it everything, but the chances are that it won't be enough.