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England still have lots to work on, says Flood

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Toby Flood says there is still plenty of room for improvement following England's 59-13 victory over Italy at Twickenham.

England scored eight tries, including four for Chris Ashton, the Northampton Saints wing, to maintain their winning start to the RBS 6 Nations.

Flood was in impressive form again, running the game from fly-half, and there were also excellent performances from his Tigers team-mates Dan Cole, Louis Deacon and Ben Youngs.

England now have a two week break before they resume their Six Nations campaign at home to France, who also have a 100 per cent winning record after their 25-22 victory over Ireland on Sunday.

And Flood says England still have a lot to work on ahead of “Le Crunch” on Saturday, February 26.

“We don’t want to stay where we are,” said Flood. “Where do we want to be? I think we are content but certainly there are areas that we can improve on.

“There are large facets of the game where we kicked poorly or made a couple of poor decisions in our own half.

“There is a huge amount for us to work on, which is a great thing. If you win a game and there’s still 10 or 15 per cent to come from this side, we are in a good place.”

Youngs was full of praise for his Tigers team-mate and

“It seems to be going well,” he said. “We have the same understanding. We want to play the same style of rugby. When you have two guys singing from the same hymn sheet, guys want to express themselves and we both want to play attacking rugby.

“When you have eight mutes winning you the ball at lineouts, scrums and breakdowns, they make it a lot easier.”