Wales coach Warren Gatland looks set to change a winning team when his Twickenham heroes continue their quest for the RBS 6 Nations title against Scotland in Cardiff next Saturday.
Injuries could force lock Alun-Wyn Jones and flanker Jonathan Thomas out of Gatland’s selection plans.
But the New Zealander has also given a strong hint that centre Tom Shanklin and prop Gethin Jenkins will feature after starting Wales’ improbable Twickenham triumph on the bench.
Wales arrived back at their rural retreat in the Vale of Glamorgan during the early hours, having guaranteed a sleepless night for England head coach Brian Ashton and his stunned World Cup finalists.
Gatland, though, will be at work early tomorrow (Monday), beginning preparations to tackle the Scots.
He should also then have a clearer picture about Ospreys forwards Jones (ankle) and Thomas (head), who were both hurt in the heat of battle.
Both must be rated doubtful, especially Thomas, who appeared to briefly lose consciousness after being smashed by Jonny Wilkinson’s swinging arm.
Gatland, meanwhile, is now coming to terms with stratospheric expectation levels in Wales generated by a first win at Twickenham since 1988.
He said: “When you get a result like that, you have got to be pretty happy. The guys dug deep and kept working hard. As the game went on they got stronger and stronger. There was a huge amount of character.
“At half-time, I felt we could be on the end of a few points if we didn’t get things right. But we got a few things right tactically in the second half, and there were a few things they (England) didn’t get right, and the scoreline turned around.
“I thought Gethin Jenkins was fantastic and I thought Tom Shanklin also made a big difference coming off the bench.
“They were disappointed they weren’t selected in the first place, but to go on and have the impact they did really made a difference.”
Gatland and the squad awoke to a raft of headlines acclaiming their 26-19 victory, but he was quick to sound a note of caution.
“We have set some long-term goals and standards and that is going to take a bit of time,” Gatland added.
“As a team, we have got a huge amount to do. Our first-half performance was poor and there is a lot of work to be done.
“We need to keep our feet on the ground. All I can say to the public is we are going to work hard, and in two years’ time with this team and the amount of work we are going to do, physically and technically, we could be a good side.
“We spoke about the first three games of this championship, trying to get a performance at Twickenham, and then the next two games at home against Scotland and Italy as being hugely important. After those first three games, we would know where we are.”