England coach Stuart Lancaster was satisfied with England's 38-18 win over Scotland in their RBS 6 Nations opener at Twickenham.
Centre Billy Twelvetrees marked his England debut with a try and Chris Ashton, Geoff Parling and Danny Care also crossed as Lancaster's men built on their autumn Test win over world champions New Zealand.
"I'm really pleased with the scoreline," Lancaster told BBC1. "I'd have taken that at the start of the day.
"We were a little loose on occasions but, overall, I'm pleased with the start.
"We have been building steadily and getting more consistency.
"That New Zealand game us a lot of confidence. Now we've got to continue to build on that."
England tackle Ireland next, 30-22 victors over Wales in Cardiff, and Lancaster is relishing the challenge.
"We've got a very hard game in Dublin next week," he said.
"We watched half of the game (in Cardiff). Ireland played well in the first half but Wales came back well in the second half."
Lancaster was pleased with England's persistence against the Scots.
"We knew that if we kept the pressure on Scotland they would struggle to cope with it in the last 20 minutes," he added.
Twelvetrees took his chance at centre in place of the injured Manu Tuilagi and savoured his debut try.
He said: "It was nice to get on the scoreboard. It hasn't really sunk in yet.
"I'm delighted to get out there and play in front of a great Twickenham crowd today.
"I just wanted to do what I do for Gloucester every weekend.
"We wanted to continue the momentum we had in the autumn and we tried to stick to our game plan."
Man-of-the-match Owen Farrell was deadly with the boot again, contributing 18 points courtesy of four penalties and three conversions.
He told BBC1: "It's important to keep the scoreboard ticking over. The boys work hard to get these penalties and it's important to reward them by kicking them over.
"We played with real pace and tempo and I thought the intensity was good.
"But we can be hard on ourselves as well. There are plenty of things to work on."
Farrell also enjoyed the backing of the home crowd adding: "It's brilliant, especially to get back out at Twickenham. It's what international rugby is all about and it's why we love playing the game."
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