Argentina(17)34

Tries:Boffelli,Lavanini,delaFuente,TuculetCons:Sanchez4Pen:SanchezDrop-goal:Sanchez

England(13)38

Tries:Yarde,May,Ford,SolomonaCons:Ford3Pens:Ford4

IttookasensationalsoloeffortfromexRugbyLeagueInternationalDennySolomonatoearnEddieJones,youngandinexperiencedEnglandsideawinintheir1stTestagainstArgentinaonSaturday。

TheexperienceandpowerofthePumas,lookedtohavewonthegamewhenJuanMartinHernandeznotchedoveradropgoalwithminutesremindingtopushthehostsbackintothelead。

WithseveralseniorplayersontourwiththeBritishLionsandanumberunavailableduetoinjury,HeadCoachEddieJonesnamedaveryyoungandinexperiencedteamthatincluded4uncappedplayersinthestartingline-upandafurther7inthematchdaysquad。

The4newcapsthatstartedwerepropforwardHarryWilliams,CentreAlexLozowski,flankerMarkWilsonandSaleSharksteenagerTomCurry,whowasthestandoutperformerofthequartet!

TheyoungsterbecametheyoungestseniorEnglanddebutantsinceJonnyWilkinsonandagainstateamthatareknownfortheirpowerandforwardplay,Currydidn’tlookoutofplaceashecausedhavocatthebreakdown,providedsometimelydefenceandsomenicetouchesinattackinhis70minsonthepitch。

TheHostsopenedthescoringearlywithatrytoPumasdebutantEmilianoBoffelli,beforetheyextendedtheirleadthroughTomasLavanini,onlyfortriesfromMarlandYardeandJonnyMaybringEnglandbackintothegameandmakeit17-13tothehostsatthebreak。

2ndhalftriesfromJeronimodelaFuenteandJoaquinTuculetextendedthelead,onlyformanofthematchGeorgeFordtoaddtohisimpressive4penaltiesand2conversionswithatrythatstartedinhisownhalf,whichheagainconvertedtomakeit31-31beforetheSanchezdropgoal。

Fromtherestart,Englandthrowtheballaround,forittofindSolomonaonthehalfway,tighttohistouchline。

Fromtheirhebumpedhisoppositenumberoutoftheway,steppedinsideandweavedhiswaytothepoststoscorewithhisfirsttouchunderthesticks,againGeorgeconvertedtomakethefinalscore34-38。

England:MikeBrown;MarlandYarde,HenrySlade,AlexLozowski,JonnyMay;GeorgeFord,DannyCare;EllisGenge,DylanHartley,HarryWilliams;JoeLaunchbury,CharlieEwels;MarkWilson,TomCurry,NathanHughes。

Replacements:JackSingleton,MattMullan,WillCollier,NickIsiekwe,DonArmand,JackMaunder,PiersFrancis,DennySolomona

Argentina:JoaquinTuculet;MatiasMoroni,MatiasOrlando,JeronimodelaFuente;EmilianoBoffelli,NicolasSanchez,MartinLandajo;LucasNogueraPaz,AgustinCreevy,EnriquePieretto,MatiasAlemanno,TomasLavanini,PabloMatera,JavierOrtegaDesio,JuanManuelLeguizamon。

Replacements:JulianMontoya,SantiagoGarciaBotta,NahuelTetazChaparro,GuidoPetti,LeonardoSenatore,GonzaloBertranou,JuanMartinHernandez,RamiroMoyano

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