England captain Jason Robinson has given a vote of confidence to his under-pressure team-mates before their RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland on Sunday.
The world champions, who have lost their opening two matches in the championship, flew out to Dublin on Thursday without flanker Lewis Moody who has an infected finger.
The Leicester man may join up with the rest of the team on Friay but his chances of playing are rated "very slim" by coach Andy Robinson.
Nevertheless skipper Robinson remains confident in the ability of his team to stop Ireland's Grand Slam hopes dead in their tracks.
"There is no lack of confidence in the team," the Sale Sharks star insisted.
"We have had a good week's training and we are all looking forward to the challenge."
If Moody is ruled out, Gloucester flanker Andy Hazell will move into the starting line-up with Sale's Chris Jones taking his place on the replacements' bench, but Robinson took it all in his stride.
"We have had the injuries and everything else but I still believe in this team," the former Wigan rugby league star added.
"I've no doubts in my mind about this team. I know if we get our game right we will win the games. There is no doubt about it."
Robinson described the clash with Ireland as "a massive challenge" but, despite England's slump, he has no regrets about stepping in as captain after Jonny Wilkinson - Lawrence Dallaglio's original successor - was struck down by injury.
"None at all. It's something I am enjoying despite our opening results," he insisted.
Robinson admitted it was hugely deflating to lose to Welsh and French sides who, by his own admission, were not playing particularly well.
He said: "That's probably one of the most disappointing things. As a team we know we've not performed well. In the last game against France we performed well for 40 minutes but 40 minutes is not good enough at this level.
"The first game we lost by two points, the last game we lost by one point.
"If we were losing these games by 10, 16 points, then you could say 'right, we're not good enough' but I feel we have got the team to win these games and it is by our own doing that we have lost, so we need to put the game together for 80 minutes.
"Unfortunately we have not been able to do this thus far but I know the guys are more determined than ever to make sure that happens this weekend."
After losing their Under-20s Six Nations crown to England Under-20s in a thrilling final round, France Under-20s lock Tristan Labouteley insists his side will be out for revenge at this year's Junior World Championship.