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Chris Robshaw celebrates 'great win' after England beat France at Twickenham

Last updated: 24th February 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Owen Farrell and Toby Flood

Toby Flood (left) and Owen Farrell: kicked six penalties between them

Captain Chris Robshaw of England receives the man of the match award

Chris Robshaw: Man-of-the-match display

They caused all kinds of problems, we expected that. So credit to all the guys, it's a great win.

Chris Robshaw
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Captain Chris Robshaw was thrilled with "a great win" after leading England to a 23-13 victory over France at Twickenham.

England will go into the their next match with Italy on top of the Six Nations table with a Grand Slam still on the cards.

They had to contend with a much-improved France side, but a second-half try from Manu Tuilagi and the combined boots of Owen Farrell and Toby Flood won the game.

Robshaw led from the front once again and his all-action display earned the man of the match award.

"We were a little bit slow coming out of the blocks," he said. "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."

Looking ahead to the Italy game, Robshaw said: "We'll enjoy tonight for what it is. It's an exciting time, we'll come back here for another full house, I'm looking forward to it."

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