England head coach Brian Ashton will resist any temptation to throw all England's bright young stars straight into the RBS 6 Nations.
England have a highly promising generation on the verge of breaking through to the international scene, most of whom Ashton worked with when he ran the national academy.
There is great potential in the back division in particular, with established figures such as David Strettle and Toby Flood set to be joined in the not-too-distant future by the likes of Nick Abendanon, Olly Morgan, Ryan Lamb, Ben Foden and Shane Geraghty.
Ashton, who was officially reappointed as England head coach this week along with his two World Cup assistants John Wells and Mike Ford, is looking to develop a ground-breaking England side.
But he also wants a winning England team and the experienced old heads like Josh Lewsey or Mike Tindall will still have a place.
“The players coming through are very promising. But I have learned that if you throw in too many young players all together most of the time they sink, often without trace,” said Ashton.
“We still have some exceptional experienced players who still want to play for England. I don’t believe in four-year cycles. I want to win rugby matches.”