England captain Chris Robshaw has credited his side’s 23-13 victory over France to an improving defensive display, as they pushed on in the later stages of their Six Nations clash at Twickenham.
Finding themselves 10-9 down at half-time, Stuart Lancaster's side pulled away after the interval through a Manu Tuilagi try and two penalties from substitute Toby Flood.
The win ensured England remain on course for the Grand Slam, with games against Italy and Wales remaining, while Robshaw admitted England need to improve after a sluggish start against Les Blues.
"We were a little bit slow coming out of the blocks,” said the Red Rose captain.
"They caused all kinds of problems, we expected that. So credit to all the guys, it's a great win.
"Our defence in the first half was pretty sloppy. Once we sorted that out it was pretty good.
"All games are won in the last 20 minutes or so, no matter who we are playing.
"Luckily we got a couple of penalties towards the end to give us a bit of daylight."
Robshaw also added that he can’t wait to return to a rocking Twickenham when Italy next face the loud and proud English fans.
"It's an exciting time, we'll come back here for another full house, I'm looking forward to it."