All Black legend Sean Fitzpatrick has warned that patience should not be on the agenda when England face France in a make-or-break RBS 6 Nations clash next Saturday.
England's miserable campaign has so far produced a home defeat to Wales - their first at Twickenham in the fixture for 20 years - and an unimpressive 23-19 victory over Italy.
France, meanwhile, remain in Grand Slam contention alongside Wales, and they are red-hot favourites to record a fourth successive Six Nations home win against England.
England head coach Brian Ashton is likely to make a minimum of three changes when he announces the starting line-up for Paris.
Scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth can expect a first Test start at the expense of England's World Cup number nine Andy Gomarsall, while props Andrew Sheridan and Phil Vickery should return after they missed the trip to Rome.
Ashton also needs to closely analyse the full-back and left-wing positions, where Iain Balshaw and Lesley Vainikolo have hardly torn up trees, while also making an assessment of England's back-row combination.
Whatever team Ashton settles on though, former New Zealand captain Fitzpatrick claimed it is time for the 2007 World Cup finalists delivered.
He said: "I don't think it's a time for patience - we've had four years of that.
"We are two or three Tests on from the World Cup, and they have got to start really fronting-up and producing.
"It is about the players and the coaches. You cannot keep losing and not achieving. England has the resources - they've got the players.
"Wales' attitude is probably something England need to look at.
"England are good enough and strong enough, and they showed in the World Cup after they were beaten 36-0 by South Africa that with the same players and a different attitude they got through to the final.
"England possess some great talent, but it is a matter of channelling it all in the right direction. They just don't seem to be clicking at the moment.
"It's always the head coach that takes the criticism, which is fair enough I suppose, but I would be asking questions about the defence coach or the forwards coach, and the players.
"You've got to say the players have a lot to answer for."