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  • 2nd Jun 2013
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Stuart Lancaster has much to ponder after England's win over the CONSUR XV

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Stuart Lancaster has much to ponder after England's win over the CONSUR XV

Stuart Lancaster: Much to ponder after Montevideo victory

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England coach Stuart Lancaster says Billy Vunipola is not guaranteed a starting place for the forthcoming Argentina Tests despite his speedy hat-trick against the CONSUR XV in Montevideo.

Vunipola crossed for three tries in six minutes during the 41-21 win that opened the tour of South America with Ben Foden scoring twice and Tom Wood and Paul Doran-Jones also scoring.

Lancaster said the game was a perfect set-up for the first Test with Argentina next weekend but stopped short of guaranteeing anyone who played in the opener a place in his first-choice XV.

"He had a good game in terms of try-scoring," Lancaster said. "I need to look at his contribution and those of all the others in back row because there are lots of decisions to be made.

"The breakdown was fiercely contested and at times we didn't deliver as good ball as we had wanted. I have some decisions to make as to how we go about the game.

"In terms of preparation it has been ideal. They were difficult opposition and we struggled in the first quarter and the last quarter to get the continuity we wanted.

"We were pleased to be 31-7 ahead at half-time after a slow start. In the second half our set-piece ball dried up a bit.

"The most important thing for me (from this game) is that it is now crystal clear exactly how difficult it will be next Saturday."

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