Mike Brown says England will be determined to nullify South Africa's kicking game when the sides clash in Durban on Saturday afternoon.
Harlequins star Brown will start at full-back in the opening Test, allowing Northampton's Ben Foden, who filled the number 15 shirt for England during the Six Nations, to operate on the wing.
The 26-year-old is aware of the dangers that will be posed by Springbok fly-half Morne Steyn's boot, but feels that he and Foden will be able to stamp their authority on the match.
"We [Ben and me] will go for the counter attack if it's on, but first we are going to focus on diffusing the kicking game that they have," the Southampton-born player told Rugby Club.
"Steyn is one of the best kickers in the world but we are used to that in the Premiership. There are other great kickers and Saracens play a kicking game.
"Ben is a brilliant full-back and I'll think he will be a brilliant winger as well and I'm really looking forward to playing alongside him and Chris Ashton. We know it's a big job for us."
England bounced back from their troubled campaign at the 2011 World Cup to finish second in the Six Nations under the tutelage of Lancaster, and Brown says the players are relishing the new regime.
"Ever since we joined up for the Six Nations there has been a positive vibe and everyone is looking forward to each game we play," he added. "In each training session everyone is willing to learn and we are enjoying working under these coaches.
"We are ready for this [the three Tests against South Africa]. We have been working hard since we got here and we're massively looking forward to the test."
England and South Africa's duel in Durban is followed by Tests in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, all of which you can see live on Sky Sports HD.