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31 - 12


  • Penalty goals: Bosch, Sanchez (3),
  • International Match
  • 9th Nov 2013
  • KO 14:30
  • Ground: Twickenham
  • Att: 76,304

England v Argentina - Live

Last updated: 9th November 2013  


80 That's it! A comprehensive win for England in the end. That first half was very impressive but mentally they took their eye off the ball in the second half. Credit to the Pumas for fighting to the end. Thanks for joining us, cheers.

79 CONVERSION, FARRELL. 31-12. Icing on the cake.

TRY77 TRY, ENGLAND, MORGAN. 29-12. That'll make the England staff feel a bit better. Morgan crashes it up and scores next to the posts after brushing off a weak tackle.

75 Alex Goode replaces Mick Brown. England look to have done enough for victory here but they still trail 0-6 in the second half.

73 Bosch MISSES from long range. Was that the right call? It was in range for Sanchez..

72 Argentina have grown wings here. Cordero finds a gap after a clever short line-out. They keep pressing though and win a penalty!

70 An opportunity for Argentina is lost as Manuel Carizza knocks on. They try win it back at scrum time but Orlandi is penalised for not going straight....hhhmm marginal call.

68 Plenty of momentum with the Pumas here as they pick and drive their way up to the 5m line. A try here will change everything!

67 Farrell returns the favour by overcooking a penalty as he finds touch on the wrong side of the corner flag.

66 England's inaccuracy in the second half is evident again as Flood is isolated and penalised on the deck under the Argentina posts. Landajo misses touch with the penalty! That's criminal.

64 England clear their lines with a series of long kicks. Flood is playing at 12 with Farrell staying at 10...interesting. It's still a bit loose from England though. Farrell punts a penalty into touch, 7m from the Argentina line.

62 A Cubelli box kick finds touch on the England 22. Flood comes on for Twelvetrees while Landajo comes on at scrum-half for the visitors.

60 Robshaw needs to start speaking up with some harsh words here. England have lost the initiative at the breakdown. They've gone to sleep a bit since half time while Argentina are playing much smarter rugby.

58 Farell MISSES from long range. 24-12 it remains. England are stuttering a little here.

Penalty56 PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 24-12. Another long-range penalty brings the Pumas a step closer. They have scored 6 unanswered point since the interval. A converted try now and they'll be right back in it...

54 Twelvetrees throws a pass to no one, Leguizamon pounces, Cubelli clears and Farrell is forced to sprint back to clean up. Not quite what England had hoped for...

52 England look to secure he result here as Farrell kicks into the corner from a penalty. A try now will surely settle this.

50 Argentina have plenty of momentum in this second half so far. Cubelli takes a penalty quickly - not sure his captain will happy with that, especially since the ball is turned over a few phases later.

48 Billy Vunipola making some big runs but England are leaving their support behind. Launchbury is isolated and forced to hang on. Sanchez send play into England's half from the penalty.

Penalty46 PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ. 24-9. First blood to the Pumas in the second half. Good kick from Sanchez after England are caught offside.

44 Dickson is penalised for throwing the ball into the second row at scrum time. For the first time Argentina get past the gain line on first phase and Cordero gallops down the right touch line...promising stuff from Argentina.

42 An Argentina maul is stopped in it's tracks. England have a scrum on half way, can Corbisiero make an impact?

41 England have made a change at half time: Alex Corbisiero takes over from Joe Marler, who picked up a knock. Here we go for the second half...will England keep the foot on the gas?


40 That's it for the first half! England are full value for their 18-point lead. Argentina need some territory - those slow-motion pick-and-drives in their own half are getting them nowhere. We'll be back in ten minutes.

39 Sanchez breaks clear! No! The ref calls him back because of obstruction. Where was Pascal Gauzere when the Wallabies needed him last week? Ha!

38 Bosch MISSES a long-range penalty effort from 52m out. The rain is getting heavier.

Conversion35 CONVERSION, FARRELL. 24-6. Very, very good kick from out wide. Perfect record so far for Farrell.

TRY33 TRY, ENGLAND, ASHTON. 22-6. Easy try for Ashton. Great build up work from Robshaw and Hartley to win the hard yards until Ashton is given acres of space to score in the corner on the blindside.

31 Farrell kicks into the corner from an off-side penalty. Imhoff is forced off with a leg injury and is replaced by debutant Santiago Cordero.

29 Argentina are being pinned back in their own half. England are looking very comfortable with ball in hand. Sanchez misses touch from a ruck penalty so it's back to square one as the white jerseys set up camp again.

26 England are, however, getting marched backwards at scrum time. The Pumas push for the penalty but England stay up and Cubelli is forced to kick ahead, handing Brown another chance to counter.

24 England are in total control here, both on the field and on the scoreboard. They've had 60 % territory and have stepped up the pace a notch from last week.

Conversion22 CONVERSION, FARRELL. 17-6. Another easy conversion for Farrell.

TRY21 TRY, ENGLAND, TWELVETRESS. 15-6. Joel Tomkins runs a good decoy line before Twelvetrees powers past three defenders to score! The Pumas are all over the show defensively.

20 Great hands from Brown to put Ashton in space. The wing steps Imhoff but is held up by Amorosino as he goes over. 5m scrum to England. Ashton should have scored there.

Penalty18 PENALTY, ARGENTINA, BOSCH. 10-6. Pure power from los Pumas at scrum time as they drive England back and win the penalty. Marcelo Bosch hits the target from 48m out.

16 Foden and Brown looking dangerous again in centre field but the refs calls a forward pass. The Pumas have the feed on the centre spot.

Conversion14 CONVERSION, FARRELL. 10-3. Easy extras for Farrell.

TRY13 TRY, ENGLAND, LAUNCHBURY. 8-3. No stopping the maul this time from 5m out! Great start for England.

12 A big England maul rumbles over the line! Referee Pascal Gauzere does not award the try but comes back for a penalty against Leguizamon. England go for the line-out again.

10 A promising attack from England here, sparked by Brown and Foden who combine well out wide. Penalty to England! Easily kickable but Robshaw decides to go for the corner instead.

Penalty8 PENALTY, ARGENTINA, SANCHEZ.3-3. Easy three points as England are caught offside.

Penalty6 PENALTY, ENGLAND, FARRELL. 3-0. Straight down the middle from Farrell from about 35m out. Argentina off their feet at a ruck.

4 Play in confined to centre field as neither side is able to find a gap. Both try a few drives before kicking deep, allowing the opposite full-back to counter.

2 Argentina secure the first line-out. A few drives follow but they go nowhere. Tomas Cubelli finds touch on the England 22.

1 Kick-off! Here we go as Nicol�s Sanchez kicks us off. Lee Dickson takes it in and finds touch on the halfway line.

Time for the anthems...please stand!

Team news: There are five changes in total from the Pumas team that was beaten 54-17 by Australia in The Rugby Championship last month. Juan Manuel Leguizam�n will captain the Pumas in the absence of the injured Juan Mart�n Fern�ndez Lobbe. Lucas Gonz�lez Amorosino is named at full-back whilst Tomas Cubelli gets the nod ahead of Martin Landajo in the battle at scrum-half. Leguizam�n is joined in the back-row by the impressive young Leicester star Pablo Matera, while Worcester's Mariano Galarza comes into the second row to partner Toulouse's Patricio Albacete.

Team news: England field a changed front row as Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley and David Wilson replace Mako Vunipola, Tom Youngs and Dan Cole against the Pumas. A late change sees Danny Care replace Ben Youngs as scrum-half cover on England's bench

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