George Chuter has backed England boss Andy Robinson's decision not to make wholesale changes following a record Twickenham defeat against World Cup favourites New Zealand.
Leicester hooker Chuter and 13 of his colleagues on duty four days ago will run out again tomorrow when England strive to avoid a seventh successive defeat by beating Argentina.
Another loss would represent England's worst results sequence since 1972, yet Robinson has retained the side - sore back victim Andrew Sheridan apart - vanquished 41-20 by a Dan Carter-inspired All Blacks.
"It was the right thing to do in not making a lot of changes," said Chuter. "We are talking about building for a World Cup here, and we need to start getting some continuity. Just because we lost a game, it doesn't mean we chop and change.
"There were some good signs, and the worst thing we could have done was make wholesale changes because we would have been in exactly the same situation we were before the New Zealand game.
"There has been a lot written about this weekend being a desperation act and having to win against Argentina, which is why he (Robinson) has selected the side he has, but I think that reasoning is wrong.
"The reason he has picked the team is because we want to build some momentum. Even if we had beaten New Zealand, he would have probably put the same side out this weekend to keep the momentum going."
Last Sunday's Test gave Chuter a close-up glimpse of the All Blacks - and the standards England must reach when they arrive in France for their 2007 World Cup defence.
And the ruthlessness of New Zealand's play - two quickfire tries during first-half injury time opened up an unassailable 28-5 lead - is a memory that will remain with him.
"When you let in two quick scores just before half time, like we did, they are very psychologically damaging moments because then you've got ten minutes sitting in the dressing room stewing about it," he added.
While New Zealand's front row of Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu and Carl Hayman gave England a testing time in the scrummaging department, Argentina will possibly offer something even more demanding.
Their renowned power and tradition when it comes to scrum confrontation is legendary, suggesting Chuter and props Perry Freshwater and Julian White will have their work cut out.
Their opposite numbers are by and large a known quantity, given the fact Chuter has packed down four times with Pumas loosehead Marcos Ayerza in Leicester colours this season.
"The scrummage is a badge of honour to Argentina, and it is an area of their game that is just as important as passing the ball and running straight," said Chuter. "It is something they do well and it is something they love.
"The southern hemisphere countries, generally, see the scrum as a restart to the game - the ball is in and out and gone - but the Pumas will want to scrummage, attack our ball heavily for a sustained period, and on their own ball they will probably want to try double-shunts and wheel us around. It will be a real purist's game for the front row."