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Shane Geraghty is set to emulate his mentor Mike Catt and strike a devastating midfield partnership with Jonny Wilkinson in the showdown with Australia.
Catt, now player-coach at London Irish, said: "I would love to work with 'Johnno', he's got a wealth of experience in the game.
But, with the likes of Danny Cipriani, Shane Geraghty and James Haskell blazing a trail on the international stage, Catt believes England must fill the management team with stars of the recent past.
Catt is also set to make a decision on his own future and while he appears unlikely to add to his 68 England caps, he is determined to play on for Premiership club London Irish.
And despite not appearing in a red rose shirt since the 36-0 mauling by South Africa, Catt insists playing with fly-half Wilkinson can help him get back into the groove.
Farrell was ruled out of the game after suffering a calf muscle injury, and England head coach Brian Ashton has now turned to Catt, who will win his 73rd cap.
Catt allayed any lingering fears about his fitness after taking a full part in yesterday's Millennium Stadium team run and will lead an England side which goes into battle with an outside chance of securing Six Nations silverware.
Catt, 32, has seen his season hampered by injuries, while he also failed to agree a new contract with Bath and will play for their Zurich Premiership rivals London Irish next term.
If it means another adventure then I'll get on with it in the same way that I did when first coming here all those years ago,' Catt said.
Catt replaces his Bath colleague Mike Tindall, partnering Will Greenwood in midfield, with Josh Lewsey returning in the full-back position, prop Trevor Woodman taking over from Jason Leonard and flanker Richard Hill back for a first appearance since England's opening World Cup game a month ago.
I went to see Catt playing knowing that Paul was having diff-iculties and Catt played well.
England man Catt scored all Bath's points through a try, conversion and three penalties before limping off near the end.