Jonny Wilkinson believes England's rugby union side are capable of emulating the World Cup-winning team of 2003.
Wilkinson has said he sees a number of parallels between Stuart Lancaster's current side and the team built by Sir Clive Woodward.
The World Cup winner was impressed by the resolve showed by England on the summer tour of South Africa when they drew the third Test.
England open their autumn internationals against Fiji on November 10 before playing Australia, South Africa and New Zealand at Twickenham.
Wilkinson said: "I see England in a great place.
"This autumn is crucial. Expectation levels are key. Within the team it shouldbe that we're looking to nail all four. That can start the ball rolling.
"I believe England can beat these teams. There are signs of toughness there now, as we saw in South Africa in the summer. If you manage to do that now, you're in 2003 territory."
After playing in four World Cups, Wilkinson will be a spectator when England host the 2015 tournament.
But his international ambitions are not over after he said he would jump at the chance to play for the British and Irish Lions again.