Martin Corry has urged England fans to ignore the history books when they descend on Rome this weekend.
England have rattled up a total of 154 points on three previous visits to the Stadio Flaminio, while victory on Saturday would make it seven successive wins in European rugby's blue riband event.
But Corry firmly believes this season's RBS 6 Nations Championship will be keenly fought until the final whistle blows on the final game next month.
And he doesn't exclude Italy, who were on the wrong end of some debatable decisions during their defeat against Ireland in Dublin last weekend.
''Italy are a quality side on the back of a defeat,'' said England skipper Corry.
''They will have walked away from last weekend thinking they should have won the game, and the great thing about rugby is you can't wait until next week to have a chance of trying to put things right.
''Before, it used to be about stopping Italy's pack. Now, they are developing a lot more aspects of their game.
''This is going to be a really tight Six Nations. Any side can beat any side on the day - that was shown on the first weekend, and it will be shown throughout the tournament.''
England head coach Andy Robinson has made one enforced change from the side that smashed reigning RBS 6 Nations Wales 47-13 last Saturday.
Full-back Josh Lewsey is ruled by a shoulder injury sustained early during the Twickenham action, with his place going to Wasps full-back Tom Voyce, who makes a first RBS 6 Nations start.
With Voyce, a try-scorer against Wales, promoted off the bench, Gloucester's James Simpson-Daniel is called up among the replacements.
Italy coach Pierre Berbizier has kept faith with the side that served him so well at Lansdowne Road, including his impressive centre combination of Mirco Bergamasco and Gonzalo Canale.
Despite Corry's cautious stance, though, England should have more than enough firepower to remain unbeaten after two games and stay on course for a possible first Grand Slam since 2003.