If not for a forward pass in the build-up to Damien Chouly's chalked-off try - right at the death - it would have been England celebrating a Championship win.
And Saint-Andre insists the fine margins between winning and losing encapsulated France's RBS 6 Nations campaign in a nutshell - but backed his nation to kick on.
"We've got three wins, it's better than last year," said Saint-Andre. "This team need to grow, it's a matter of details.
"We can't say our players can't play rugby. There was a will, there was solidarity and the ambition to play ball, to make passes, to create.
"At the very high level it's the little details that make the difference."