Former Wigan and Great Britain star Martin Offiah has called for an expansion of the international Origin Series.
England drew first blood in this year's series, which was expanded following the success of last year's inaugural one-off clash with the elite of Super League-based overseas players, by gaining an 18-10 victory at Langtree Park on Saturday.
Now Offiah wants the format to be expanded further to a three-match series to give Steve McNamara's national team the best possible preparation for the 2013 World Cup, which will be held in England and Wales.
"I can't express how important this two-match series against the Exiles is in England's build-up to the World Cup," said Offiah in his column in the London Evening Standard.
"Personally, I'd like to see another game added to the schedule because, if we want to do well on home turf next year, these matches are imperative.
"No disrespect to Wales and France but they are two developing nations, whereas the likes of Australia and New Zealand have been at the top level for many years.
"Without playing those sides in our build-up, we need the next best thing and I believe that is the Exiles.
"I know this concept isn't to everyone's liking but it is to mine and I know the England lads see the importance of it. They definitely wanted to get their revenge following the defeat last year."
The Exiles will have a chance to level the series when they meet England at Huddersfield's Galpharm Stadium on Wednesday, July 4.