HEAD coach Andy Robinson and captain Martin Corry could conceivably take charge of England for the final time this weekend - but they continue to receive unstinting support from inside the camp.
The future for Robinson, pictured below, will probably be decided early next month once a detailed review of the troubled autumn Test series is completed.
And there is no guarantee Leicester No8 Corry, who has led his country 13 times, will survive for the RBS 6 Nations Championship opener against Scotland on February 3.
England complete their November schedule with a quickfire re-match against South Africa on Saturday, opponents they defeated 23-21 last weekend after wiping out a 12-point deficit when the Springboks threatened their first Twickenham win since 1997.
The memory still lingers though, of England's shambolic loss to Argentina seven days earlier, with aspects of last Saturday's game showing no obvious improvement from the Pumas' 25-18 triumph.
Critics are queueing up to lambast Robinson's performance - he has won just nine from 21 Tests since replacing Sir Clive Woodward more than two years ago - but both Robinson and Corry have been backed by England forwards coach John Wells as a demanding month nears its conclusion.
"For a guy (Robinson) put under some massive pressure in the job environment and in the media, he has dealt with it all very well," said Wells.
"He has kept his cool, and you have got to have a lot of admiration for the way he has driven the whole squad forward.
"He has driven, and kept together, a very difficult situation very well.
"Martin has been under an enormous amount of pressure, but he's guided the side in the build-up and on the pitch."