England forwards coach Graham Rowntree has demanded his pack face Australia in Saturday's QBE International with controlled aggression.
Head coach Stuart Lancaster names his starting XV for the autumn opener against the Wallabies on Thursday morning with his job simplified after Geoff Parling was concussed on Tuesday.
Prior to Parling's injury, the second row had been the area of greatest debate, but now it is set to be Joe Launchbury who partners Courtney Lawes with Dave Attwood named on the bench.
Lawes has been viewed as a shoe-in because of his physicality, but Rowntree refuses to cast him in the role of enforcer as he outlines what he expects from his tight five.
"I want the opposition to know they're on the field. We want our guys doing a simple job dynamically and aggressively," Rowntree said.
"I don't want anybody in the sin bin or anybody fighting when someone else is making their tackles - you can't do that these days - but I want guys to impose themselves physically on the opposition."
England were outmuscled by Wales as they crashed to a 30-3 defeat in their season-defining Grand Slam match in Cardiff and have recognised the need for more of the type of physicality Lawes can provide.
"I've been very impressed with the consistency in his game and so have his club," Rowntree said.
"He's really come on, he's developing into a lineout leader and he's maturing well."
Ben Youngs' experience is likely to see him start at scrum-half jersey, but Lee Dickson has been in better form so far this season and could be the preferred option.
Alex Corbisiero's knee injury means Mako Vunipola, who struggled against Australia's scrum in the second Test for the British and Irish Lions, will be picked at loosehead prop.
Joel Tomkins will make his Test debut alongside Billy Twelvetrees in the midfield, with Chris Ashton and Marland Yarde on the wings and Mike Brown at full-back.