England were unbeaten at home for four years and 22 Tests in the build-up to their 2003 World Cup triumph, a run that included seven wins against the southern hemisphere giants.
In the autumn of 2002, England beat Australia, South Africa and New Zealand on home soil to establish themselves as the best team in the world.
England face the same three opponents at Twickenham over the next three Saturdays and ahead of the Cook Cup clash against the Wallabies, coach Rowntree insisted: "We have to start beating these teams.
"To be able to beat a very good and very experienced Australia team would be a significant feather in our cap.
"The rivalry is there for all of these teams coming up. They are massive challenges.
"We are going in the right direction and we have a good young leadership group but the proof is in the pudding and it is about time we started beating these teams in the autumn series."
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