England showed signs of improvement as they ran in six tries in beating Georgia 36-10 in Dunedin to make it two wins from two at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Shontayne Hape scored twice, with Delon Armitage, Manu Tuilagi and Chris Ashton (two) also crossed, while Dimitri Basilaia scored Georgia's solitary try.
As expected the seventh best team in Europe presented a fearsome physical challenge to Martin Johnson's side and the first half was characterised by crunching hits.
England conceded so many penalties that they limited the amount of rugby they could play and it was just as well Georgian fly-half Merab Kvirikashvili missed with five kickable penalty attempts.
England eventually pulled away in the last quarter to win with some comfort, six tries to one, but it was an often bumbling performance in front of 20,117 fans under the roof in Dunedin.
Georgia played with immense spirit, epitomised by flanker Mamuka Gorgodze, and the 31-point margin was a harsh reflection of their efforts.
England were seeking a more comprehensive performance after their hard-earned 13-9 win over Argentina while Georgia were out to produce some attacking punch after their 6-15 loss to Scotland.
The countries had met only once previously, England winning 84-6 at the 2003 tournament, but Georgia had improved considerably in the intervening eight years.
It took England only three minutes to open the scoring, inside centre Shontayne Hape scooping up the loose ball and racing 45 metres to the posts. Flood converted.
Georgia missed two scoring chances in the first 10 minutes. Machkhaneli was thrown out in the corner after Ben Youngs fumbled and then Kvirikashvili missed two penalty attempts, one from 34 metres and in front.
England doubled their lead to 14-0 after 22 minutes when Flood made a half break and Hape forced his way over close to the posts for his second try.
Kvirikashvili ended his run of three misses when he kicked a penalty after 27 minutes for Georgia's first points.
England had failed to stamp their authority but a penalty by Flood after 34 minutes extended the lead to 17-3.
Hooker Dylan Hartley was sin-binned for a professional foul just before the break and, from the scrum, No. 8 Dimitri Basilaia crashed over by the posts, dragging several England defenders with him. Kvirikashvili converted and it was 17-10 at half-time.
England, who had only 25 percent territory in the first half, started the second with more urgency but wing Delon Armitage put a foot in touch just before he grounded the ball for a try.
But after six minutes Armitage did score in the corner after England moved the ball smoothly from a set scrum and the try extended the lead to 22-10.
England, who had conceded 11 penalties to three in the first half, infringed yet again but Kvirikashvili hit the left post from in front.
By that time, skipper Lewis Moody had departed from the action, with Simon Shaw, who had an outstanding game in the second row, taking the captain's armband.
Shortly afterwards, centre Manu Tuilagi powered over under the posts after the forwards won clean ball off the top of a lineout and Flood's conversion stretched the lead to 29-10.
Then Ben Foden put Chris Ashton into space and the right wing scampered 45 metres to the posts and Flood's conversion made it 36-10 and he grabbed his second in injury time.
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