Eddie Jones has challenged his England team to show no mercy when they collide with Italy in Rome on Sunday.
England have been warned to concentrate on beating Italy before they even start to contemplate a potential grand slam date with Wales next week.
Before Wales flew to Rome for Saturday's Six Nations game against Italy they were questioned over the position regarding a player who is not in the starting line-up, the squad captain, Sam Warburton.
This year's Six Nations Championship already has a curious feel to it.
Rome may just have had its heaviest snowfall for 27 years but Martin Castrogiovanni is promising England the warmest of welcomes at the weekend.
England have opted not to rush Toby Flood back into their squad for the Six Nations game against Italy in Rome on Saturday.