England have won their past 14 Tests, 13 of which have been under Jones
Six Nations 2017
Dates: 4 Feb-18 March Coverage: BBC TV, Radio and online

By the end of the Six Nations, England could have won a second Grand Slam in a row and set a new record for the most consecutive wins in the history of Test rugby.

The key date may well be 18 March, when Ireland host England in a potential Grand Slam decider.

But England know they face tough battles before that, notably against a resurgent France on 4 February and the difficult trip to Wales on 11 February.

If England are to win consecutive Slams and set a new Test record of 19 straight victories, they will probably have to survive all manner of close shaves, random bounces and borderline decisions.

It is how teams handle those key moments that not only defines the result of matches, but also illuminates the bigger picture surrounding them.

Little more than a year ago, England were tumbling out of their own World Cup at the group stage, so how did they embark on an unbeaten run of 14 matches, and what are the key moments in that amazing journey?

25 January 2016: Dylan Hartley made captain

Dylan Hartley (left) missed the World Cup after a ban for head-butting

Stuart Lancaster, Eddie Jones’ predecessor as head coach, called up nine uncapped players to his first squad, so the Australian’s promotion of seven fresh faces was perhaps not as revolutionary as it felt at the time.

Instead, it was removing the captaincy from the dependable Chris Robshaw and handing it to Dylan Hartley – who had already served more than a year of bans for various acts of on-field violence before his latest indiscretion – that established the new regime’s modus operandi.

Where Lancaster had spoken of his players being “ambassadors”,