Stuart Lancaster backs England to produce results this autumn
Last Updated: 06/11/12 12:45pm
Stuart Lancaster: Approaching one year in the England job
Stuart Lancaster believes his remodelled England will stand up to the challenge of facing the world's best teams in the coming weeks.
Saturday's Twickenham Test against Fiji is the precursor to a run of games against southern hemisphere heavyweights Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
And, after a year spent steadying the ship in the wake of England's poor World Cup, head coach Lancaster has told his players it is time to deliver.
He said: "This challenge against the top three in the world is the strongest one we have faced.
"We are confident. We have prepared well. I've said to the players it's production time now.
"We've got some continuity, we've got some consistency in terms of selection and the coaching team and we've spent some time together. The foundations are strong. Now we want to deliver."
England were twice humbled by South Africa in the summer before securing a 14-14 draw in the final Test in Port Elizabeth.
And flanker Tom Johnson said: "I know the level we played at in South Africa and we are going to have to step up from that to get the results we want from this series.
"Unless you go after them you can't stop them. We are going to try and be proactive and take the game to them and not sit back and take it.
"We have got to try and lay down that foundation and make Twickenham the fortress it once was."