England honeymoon is over - Hartley
England hooker Dylan Hartley accepts it is time for the players to start delivering on the pitch for coach Stuart Lancaster.
The Red Rose take on Fiji, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand this autumn looking to improve on a record of four wins out of eight internationals since Lancaster replaced Martin Johnson after the 2011 World Cup. Northampton star Hartley now says the players have had enough time to gel as part of the new regime. He told the BBC: "People have been saying 'it doesn't matter if they win this game because they're a young team', but I think we're past that now. "For the England team there is a lot of work to be done there." Lancaster led England to second place in the Six Nations earlier in the year with their only defeat coming against eventual Grand Slam winner Wales at Twickenham. England kick off their autumn programme against Fiji on November 10 before tackling the Wallabies, Springboks and All Blacks on consecutive Saturdays.