England captain Jason Robinson believes England's back-line to face Wales in the RBS 6 Nations opener will pose a real threat.
Many people expect Saturday's game at the Millennium Stadium to be a straight fight between England's pack and Wales' backs, but Robinson does not believe it will be as simple as that.
"A lot of people have retired, a lot are injured and there are a lot of new faces but I am sure this team will do a good job," said Robinson.
"There's been a lot of talk this week about who's not playing but I think the team that is playing is a very exciting team. We've got a lot of pace in our backs.
"I'm excited about our backs and hopefully we'll cause them a lot of problems."
The skipper also insisted there would be no underestimating a Welsh side which has not beaten England since the Grand Slam-busting match at Wembley in 1999, but which did embarrass England in the first half of the World Cup quarter-final 14 months ago.
"If we don't get our kick and chase right they will cause us problems," said Robinson.
"We've done our homework, we know what they are all about. They've made comments about exciting and entertaining the crowd but the main thing for us is just winning the game.
"The main thing about England is our strength in depth. If guys are good enough we believe they are old enough. And we believe we have got a team to beat Wales."
It has been an extraordinary rise for Robinson since he switched rugby codes four-and-a-half years ago.
On Thursday he confessed that when he was a rugby league star with Wigan he hadn't a clue about the interest generated by the Six Nations.
"Now I know it's the highlight of the international calendar," said Robinson.
"These are the games all the guys want to play in. And this season is even more important because a good performance could put guys in contention for a Lions spot."
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.