England v Argentina – Second Test Review

England wrapped up a 2-0 series win against Argentina with victory in another hugely entertaining Test.

First-half tries from Charlie Ewels and Piers Francis helped to give England an 18-13 lead at the interval, despite Joaquin Tuculet's reply keeping the hosts in contention.

Tries from Pablo Matera and Emiliano Boffelli helped Argentina onto level terms, but Will Collier's try and George Ford's drop-goal saw England home.

With 30 English players missing, Eddie Jones had his work cut out and after just snatching a 38-34 win in the first Test, he knew the threat that the Pumas would pose.

The likes of Mike Brown, Danny Care, George Ford and Chris Robshaw brought a level of experience that was lacking elsewhere in the England line-up.

A try apiece for from Ewels, Francis, Danny Care and Collier threatened to give England control, but the hosts hit back at regular intervals to keep the visitors at arm’s length.

George Ford’s game management was once again on top form and he duly kicked over 15 points, while Mike Brown was on hand to provide two perfectly-timed assists.

It was far from the perfect performance from this England side, unsurprising coming from such an unexperienced squad, but the series win shows the strength of Eddie Jones’ leadership and gives a timely boost considering the two nations will meet at the 2019 World Cup.

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