England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson believes the world champions need some ''big wins'' to boost confidence after a disappointing last two years.
Andy Robinson's team have lost 15 of their 26 Tests since the 2003 World Cup final triumph against Australia and Wilkinson wants his country to get back on track.
''It's about trying to get a series of big wins under your belt and getting that feeling that you can beat anyone at any time,'' said Wilkinson, who is well on the way to full fitness after being plagued by injuries since kicking the winning drop-goal in Sydney.
''I don't see why that's going to be a problem. England have got the right coaches and right players.''
The 27-year-old insists his injury woes are now behind him and he is ready to resume his career.
''I'm fit to play now and have been since the start of the summer,'' the Newcastle Falcons number 10 told The Journal.
''I'm in better shape now for playing than I've ever been.''
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.