The RFU believe that the problem of a "perceived lack of arrogance" has been solved with the appointment of 52 year old former captain Will Carling to the England management team as a "leadership mentor."
According to head coach Eddie Jones the England team has suffered over the last few years from being "too likeable".
"It's important that the team connects with its arrogant past" he said.
"Because I'm not English, I can't teach them how to be arrogant and unlikeable. I can teach them how to be a chippy little Aussie but it's just not the same.