England boss Andy Robinson is unlikely to make sweeping changes for the world champions' final autumn Test against Samoa - but he must sharpen their attacking edge.
Robinson has seen his team score just three tries in two games this month, despite securing huge amounts of possession against Twickenham visitors Australia and the All Blacks.
England are probably slightly ahead of expectations, having smashed Australia up front and then produced a heroic display in suffering a four-point loss to world leaders New Zealand.
No-one doubts England's immense forward power, but Robinson must address the missing creative spark.
"As always, we will be honest with ourselves, we will look at our game and how we are trying to play," said Robinson, ahead of selection for next Saturday's Samoa clash.
"It's about getting integration between backs and forwards, and getting the balance right. "
Robinson can make a start by assessing the midfield combination of Mike Tindall and Jamie Noon, a partnership that clearly is not creating enough.
England are currently far too lateral in their back play. By the time possession reached wings Mark Cueto and Ben Cohen against New Zealand there was just no room for them to move.
Full-back Josh Lewsey has shown on occasions for his club Wasps that he has many attributes of a high-class inside centre, especially in the pace and vision departments, and it would be a popular switch Robinson might consider.
Lewsey's Wasps colleague Mark Van Gisbergen could then take over the No 15 shirt, with Tindall being moved to a more familiar outside centre role or Leicester's 23-year-old Lion Ollie Smith being handed a call- up instead.
Gloucester wing James Simpson- Daniel, three months older than Smith, also has strong claims to relaunch his Test career, more than a year after he won the last of seven caps against New Zealand in Dunedin.
Simpson-Daniel might lack the physical prowess many international coaches are obsessed with, yet his game-breaking potential is unquestioned.
Samoa are England's final opponents before their Six Nations opener against Wales at Twickenham on February 4.
So Robinson surely needs to run the rule over players like Simpson-Daniel and Van Gisbergen, or if he wants to be really bold, why not assess prodigiously-talented Leicester wing Tom Varndell and 19-year-old Newcastle centre Mathew Tait?
Off the field, the Rugby Football Union have declared a pre-tax profit of £6.3 million for the year ending June 30, 2005, after reporting a £100,000 loss in 2003-04.
A record £23.2 million operating profit - up 52 per cent on the previous year - enabled the RFU to distribute £18.9 million to member clubs and constituent bodies.
The RFU now has a net worth of £105.5 million, ahead of constructing a new South Stand at Twickenham, with initial work already under way.
Revenue, meanwhile, increased from £72.3 million to £84.8 million due to growth in ticket, broadcasting, sponsorship and hospitality income, with cash balances showing an £11.4 million rise, while costs went up from £57 million to £61.6 million.