Argentina
25 - 35
England
2017/06/17 | 21:15 |  Internationals | Estadio CA Colon |  Full Time
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Argentina England
  • 7' Joaquin Tuculet
    51' Pablo Matera
    58' Emiliano Boffelli
    3 Tries 4 4' Charlie Ewels
    30' Piers Francis
    55' Danny Care
    64' Will Collier
  • 9' Nicolas Sanchez
    59' Nicolas Sanchez
    2 Conversions 3 5' George Ford
    56' George Ford
    65' George Ford
  • 14' Nicolas Sanchez
    18' Nicolas Sanchez
    2 Penalties 2 10' George Ford
    28' George Ford
  • 0 Drop Goals 1 73' George Ford
  • Yellow Cards
  • Red Cards
Commentary
  • 80'

    Time is up as Care prepares to feed the scrum. The hooter has gone, but there will be a scrum. Hughes picks up and kicks it out.

  • 80'

    FULL-TIME: ARGENTINA 25-35 ENGLAND! England win the series 2-0 after an impressive second half. Argentina initially gave as good as they got, but England's game management in the second part of the second half was just too good with George Ford, in particular, taking charge. And that's that. Thanks for your company.

  • 79'

    Penalty Argentina for hands in the ruck. Hernandez puts the ball out on the England 22m. Turnover and England get the scrum feed.

  • 78'

    England's game management has been brilliant since they took the lead in the 65th minute. They have the lineout, but Los Pumas steal it and they can take it through the phases on their own 10m line.

  • 77'

    Argentina lineout just outside the England 22m line, but it goes over the top and Hartley falls on it. Care gives it to Ford, who clears downfield.

  • 76'

    Scrum Argentina just five metres away from the England line. Argentina are looking to walk the England scrum, but the visitors hold firm and it's a turnover as Hughes comes away with it. Care is the one with the clearing kick.

  • 75'

    Argentina have it all to do and they are throwing caution to the wind. Great break on the left wing as they charge up field. Suddenly they are five metres out. The hosts go from left to right and Moroni tries to duck inside, but it's held up over the line.

  • 74'

    DROP GOAL, ENGLAND, FORD! 25-35: That's the game, surely? The ball is fed to Ford and the flyhalf goes for the drop goal. Smooth as you like and England have a 10-point lead with six minutes to go.

  • 73'

    Eddie Jones is on his feet. Actually, he has been on his feet most of the match. His England team are on the front foot just outside the Argentina 22.

  • 72'

    Deep kick from Ford is gathered by Boffelli, but the ball is knocked on close to the Argentina 10m line.

  • 71'

    Ford puts the penalty out on the halfway line on the right. Ewels claims the lineout, but there's a counterdrive from Argentina and the ruck is formed.

  • 70'

    England lose the lineout and Argentina are on the front foot thanks to Senatore, but the support player, Chaparro, came in from the side and it's a penalty to England.

  • 69'

    Long kick up field from Argentina from the scrum, but Brown returns it before Hernandez puts it out just inside the England half.

  • 68'

    Hartley takes a short lineout to former captain Robshaw, who goes on the charge on the left wing. England then swing it to the right, but they lose it on the Argentina 22.

  • 67'

    Can Argentina hit back straightaway again? Not this time as they give away a penalty for taking out Hughes while England were maulling it up.

  • 66'

    CONVERSION, ENGLAND, FORD! 25-32: Ford adds two more points and England have another seven-point lead. Can they hold on this time.

  • 65'

    Good take from the lineout and Hartley is in charge as they drive towards the line. England claim the try, but did they score?

  • 65'

    TRY, ENGLAND, COLLIER! 25-30: England are back in the lead as they crash over after maulling it up from the lineout. Replacement Collier is the man to get up last.

  • 64'

    It's advantage England as they get the lineout just five metres away from the Argentina line. A loose ball went from right to left and May kicked it forward and Argentina was forced to put it out.

  • 63'

    Argentina now have the lineout throw just inside the England half. It's gone loose and England can build from their own 10m. Ford decides to go for the up and under, but Argentina can gather.

  • 62'

    Some good tackling from Los Pumas in midfield, but England hold onto the ball. They have gone backwards, though. Care finally goes for a kick and it's out on the full.

  • 61'

    After some back and forth kicking, England captain Hartley restarts play with a lineout just inside their own half.

  • 60'

    CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 25-25: We are level again as Sanchez finally gets a kick over. And from the sideline as well.

  • 59'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, BOFFELLI! 12-25: Well, well, well. Argentina hit back again. After taking it through the middle, De La Fuente breaks a tackle and then sends Boffelli over in the corner.

  • 57'

    CONVERSION, ENGLAND, FORD! 18-25: England have a seven-point lead as Ford adds the extras from the left.

  • 56'

    TRY, ENGLAND, CARE! 18-23: England are back in front and again Brown did the hard work. De La Fuente tried a cheeky little back pass, but it was knocked on and Ford was there to feed Brown. He burst through on the left before feeding Care on the inside. No stopping the scrumhalf.

  • 55'

    Argentina knock it down on the halfway line and England get the scrum. The referee decides it was not deliberate.

  • 55'

    Care feeds it to the left from the scrum, but Slade knocks it on.

  • 54'

    Argentina get the lineout just outside their own 22 and they decides to take it through a few phases before Landajo kicks it high where May gathers.

  • 53'

    Not a good afternoon for Sanchez as he misses the conversion and the scores remain 18-18.

  • 52'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, MATERA! 18-18: That came out of nowhere as England were in control, but Francis'' kick is charged down and Argentina went on the attack from the loose ball. Matera runs down the left wing and there''s no one to stop him.

  • 51'

    Couple of kicks back and forth and the end result is a restart for Argentina from their 22.

  • 50'

    Care feeds on his own 10 and Hughes picks up before it's fed to Slade, who loses the ball in the tackle.

  • 49'

    After a couple of scrum resets, the referee wants a word with the Pieretto and Genge.

  • 49'

    Landajo picks up from the scrum and feeds the oncoming De La Fuente, but it's knocked on.

  • 48'

    Boffelli gathered the kick from Care and May is there for the tackle, but it's high and the Argentina players were not happy. Penalty to the hosts.

  • 48'

    Yet more excellent work in the lineout from England as Robshaw comes away with it, but there was a knock and Argentina will feed the scrum.

  • 47'

    Some argy-bargy, I've waited all game to use that, as the Argentina players are not happy with a tackle. The referee decides to go upstairs.

  • 46'

    Sanchez misses again from the kicking tee as the penalty goes wide. It's still Argentina 13-18.

  • 44'

    Leguizamon picks up from the base of the scrum and then they take it through the phases. They''ve bulldozed their way into the England 22 and they are on the attack under the England posts. Advantage for a high tackle and Sanchez for the cross-field kick, but it''s knocked on. Back for the penalty.

  • 43'

    England go from left to right and then Genge wins a couple of yards before Robshaw does likewise. It all breaks down outside the Argentina 22 after a knock from Slade.

  • 42'

    Ford now goes high, but Sanchez gathers and takes the mark before taking the tap and passing to the outside. Argentina throw it around at the back, but England steal it through Robshaw.

  • 41'

    Nathan Hughes goes through the middle and wins a couple of metres before it's kicked up field where Argentina gathers and builds. Landajo decides to kick high next.

  • 40'

    Ford puts the penalty out on the Argentina 10m line and England secure the lineout. Care opts for the box kick, but it Boffelli falls on it in the goal area and that's halftime.

  • 40'

    Ford puts the penalty out on the Argentina 10m line and England secure the lineout. Care opts for the box kick, but it Boffelli falls on it in the goal area and that's halftime.

  • 40'

    HALF-TIME: ARGENTINA 13-18: England started well as they scored early through Ewels, but Argentina hit straight back. However, a try by Francis, which was brilliantly set up by Brown, gives the visitors a five-point lead at the break.

  • 40'

    Here we go again, well nearly, as the teams have returned to the field and Sanchez is about to get the second half underway.

  • 40'

    Slight hold up as there's a problem with the referees' communication system.

  • 40'

    And we are officially up and running in the second half as Sanchez goes deep. Launchbury gathers just outside his 22.

  • 39'

    Free kick Argentina at the scrum and Landajo takes it quickly. After a few phases De la Fuente breaks a few tackles as he goes straight through the middle, but England get the penalty after crossing/obstruction from Alemanno.

  • 38'

    Some good passing and running between Brown and May, but it's a scrum to Argentina after the ball popped out of Underhill's hands as he hit the deck inside the Argentina half.

  • 37'

    Underhill makes some good yards before Williams breaks a tackle or two to take it close to the Argentina 22, but Ewels knocks it on.

  • 37'

    Landajo feeds the scrum on his own 22m line. Leguizamon picks up from the base and then feeds it wide as they go to the right. Not making much ground as they then go to the left. Sanchez eventually clears down field, but he finds Brown.

  • 36'

    Both teams decide to kick it and the end result is an England lineout on the halfway line.

  • 35'

    Ford goes for the high kick, but Tuculet takes the up and under and Argentina decide to take it through a few phases before Sanchez puts it straight down the middle.

  • 34'

    Creevy feeds and it's a good take in the lineout, but Ortega Desio's hands let him down and he knocks it on. Scrum England on their own 10m line.

  • 33'

    Ford's conversion went wide so the score stays 13-18. The restart is deep again and England again manages to clear it.

  • 31'

    TRY, ENGLAND, FRANCIS! 13-18: What a try from England and all the credit must go to Brown. Sanchez goes for the chip across field, but Brown reads it brilliantly and plucks it out of the air. He goes on a run, but the defence catches up with him. He ducks inside and Francis is there to support on the outside. The fullback offloads and Francis adds the five points.

  • 30'

    Another deep kick from Sanchez, but Francis is there to take it and he clears without much fuss.

  • 29'

    PENALTY, ENGLAND, FORD! 13-13: The scores are level again as Ford's penalty goes through the middle.

  • 28'

    England finally win a turnover and then kick it high. Yarde chases well and tackles his man. Robshaw is on hard to win the penalty.

  • 27'

    Sanchez drags the penalty to the left and it stays Argentina 13-10 England.

  • 27'

    Leguizamon gathers the restart and Argentina build again, but Sanchez is on the receiving end from a big hit from Williams.

  • 26'

    Penalty to Los Pumas as England are penalised for not releasing the ball in the tackle. Captain Creevy was the man who won that penalty.

  • 25'

    Launchbury with the catch in the lineout before Care goes high, but Argentina claim it before they kick it forward. Brown gathers and decides to counter, but he is tackled near the halfway line.

  • 24'

    Tackle count so far: Argentina 6, England 23.

  • 24'

    Care feeds the scrum and there's another massive shove from the Argentina pack, but England get the penalty as referee Lacey was not happy with the angle of the Argentina scrum. Ford puts out the penalty and gives England some breathing space.

  • 23'

    Big, big scrum from Argentina and the ball is loose after it came out at the back. Creevy kicks the ball through, but there was a knock and it's another England scrum.

  • 22'

    Yep, excellent work from the former skipper as England get the scrum just inside their own 22.

  • 21'

    Los Pumas are on the attack and Creevy feeds the lineout with Lavanini claiming the ball. Looks like Robshaw stole the ball.

  • 20'

    Sanchez puts the penalty out about 18m from the England line.

  • 19'

    Deep kick from England, but Argentina gather and Creevy makes plenty of ground before Tuculet breaks a few tackles to gain a couple more metres. High tackle? Yarde is penalised for the high tackle on the Argentina fullback.

  • 18'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 13-10: Sanchez takes the penalty a few metres to the left of the posts and he makes no mistake. The hosts are in the lead for the first time.

  • 17'

    Argentina win a lineout on the England 10m and then the visitors give away a penalty for a side entry from Launchbury.

  • 15'

    Sanchez's penalty is dragged to the right, well that's what everyone thinks, but the assistants are not sure if it actually missed so it will go upstairs.

  • 15'

    PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 10-10. Well, well, well. After a couple of replays, the penalty is awarded and the scores a level. Reason the assistants couldn't judge it was because it went high over the posts.

  • 14'

    The scrum collapses and we are set for a reset, but then the referee decides to give Argentina a penalty.

  • 12'

    England finally manage to get their hands on the ball after the restart and they get the scrum feed.

  • 9'

    England have an opportunity to retake the lead as Argentina give away a penalty nearly immediately after the kickoff.

  • 9'

    PENALTY, ENGLAND, FORD! 7-10. Ford slots over the penalty and England are back in front.

  • 8'

    Argentina get a penalty from the restart and they take the lineout and then build again.

  • 8'

    TRY, ARGENTINA, TUCULET! 5-7: Argentina hit straight back. They take it up a few phases before they go wide where Tuculet breaks a tackle to go over.

  • 8'

    CONVERSION, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ! 7-7: And we are level as Sanchez slots the conversion from the left.

  • 6'

    CONVERSION, ENGLAND, FORD! 0-7: Easy as you like as North adds the extras.

  • 5'

    First penalty of the game as the Argentina forwards came from the side. Ford puts it into the Argentina 22.

  • 5'

    TRY, ENGLAND, EWELS! 0-5: Brilliant start from England as it's a brilliant feed from the lineout and EWELS crashes over. He was fed inside by his partner Launchbury and made the easy score.

  • 4'

    Unsurprisingly it goes down in the front row and we will have the first reset. Second time lucky and Landajo feeds the scrum. Leguizamón picks up and makes a few yards before Sanchez goeswith an up and under.

  • 3'

    First scrum of the game after a knock in the lineout from England.

  • 2'

    Early kicking contest between Sanchez and Ford. The former puts it into the England 22 where Brown picks up and clears to the Argentina 10m line.

  • 1'

    It's a deep kick and Argentina have it under control before it goes to fullback Joaquín Tuculet, who clears to the halfway line.

  • 0'

    Greetings and welcome to our live coverage of the second Test between Argentina and England in Santa Fe. A last-gasp try from Denny Solomona gave England a narrow 38-34 win in the first Test. Stay tuned to see if England can make it 2-0 or if Los Pumas can exact revenge and level the series.

  • 0'

    England have made three changes to their winning combination with former skipper Chris Robshaw back in the starting XV while Sam Underhill will make his debut at openside flank with Piers Francis starting at inside centre.

  • 0'

    Argentina, meanwhile, have made just one change as Ramiro Moyano will start at right wing with Matias Moroni moving to the bench.

  • 0'

    Argentina XV: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Agustín Creevy, 1 Lucas Noguera Paz

  • 0'

    England XV: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Danny Care, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Charlie Ewels, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Harry Williams, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Ellis Genge

  • 0'

    2009: That was the last time Argentina got the better of England as they claimed a 24-22 victory in Salta.

  • 0'

    In case you were wondering, John Lacey from Ireland is the man with the whistle and Nigel Owens (Wales) and Egon Seconds (South Africa) are his assistants with Aaron Paterson (New Zealand) the TMO.

  • 0'

    It's a nice winter's day in Santa Fe and the temperature is 24 degrees Celsius. Another good crowd at Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López.

  • 0'

    We are just a few minutes away from the start and both teams have made their way onto the field.

  • 0'

    All set for the anthems with God Save The Queen first. It's followed by Himno Nacional Argentino and it was another rousing rendition from players and fans.

  • 0'

    Proud moment then for Sam Underhill as the Bath openside flanker is seconds away from making his debut.

  • 0'

    England flyhalf George Ford gets us underway in Santa Fe.

Team Line-ups
Argentina England
  • Lucas Noguera Paz
  • Agustin Creevy
  • Enrique Pieretto Heilan
  • Matias Alemanno
  • Tomas Lavanini
  • Pablo Matera
  • Javier Ortega Desio
  • Juan Manuel Leguizamon
  • Martin Landajo
  • Nicolas Sanchez
  • Emiliano Boffelli
  • Jeronimo De La Fuente
  • Matias Orlando
  • Ramiro Moyano
  • Joaquin Tuculet
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Ellis Genge
  • Dylan Hartley
  • Harry Williams
  • Joe Launchbury
  • Charlie Ewels
  • Chris Robshaw
  • Sam Underhill
  • Nathan Hughes
  • Danny Care
  • George Ford
  • Jonny May
  • Piers Francis
  • Henry Slade
  • Marland Yarde
  • Mike Brown
Substitutions
  • Julian Montoya
  • Santiago Garcia Botta
  • Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
  • Guido Petti Pagadizaval
  • Leonardo Senatore
  • Gonzalo Bertranou
  • Juan Martin Hernandez
  • Matias Moroni
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Jack Singleton
  • Matt Mullan
  • Will Collier
  • Nick Isiekwe
  • Mark Wilson
  • Jack Maunder
  • Alex Lozowski
  • Denny Solomona

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