Half back Tommaso Allan says Italy are determined to prove competitive against England at Twickenham on Sunday despite conceding 96 points in their opening two Six Nations matches this year. “England are one of the best teams in the world, second after the All Blacks,” Allan told reporters on Tuesday as Italy continued preparations for their London trip at the weekend. “They are very clinical and commit few errors. For us it will be a great challenge. We'll have to cut out, as much as possible, the mistakes we made against Ireland. Our goal is to play a good match at Twickenham and to compete right up to the 80th minute.” Italy opened this year’s campaign with a 33-7 home defeat to Wales and then a fortnight ago were beaten 63-10 in Rome by Ireland.