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Thumb_argentina-ed Argentina

Kick-off local time : Sat, 09 November 2013 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 09 November 2013 - 16h30
Venue : Twickenham
Referee : Pascal Gauzère (France)
Match status : Result
  England Argentina
Tries Joe Launchbury (13min)
Penalties Nicolas Sánchez (7min), Nicolas Sánchez (46min), and Nicolas Sánchez (55min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


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FULL TIME - An emphatic first half performance secured a big lead and the victory for England, but they will be somewhat concerned about their sloppy second half which allowed Argentina to dominate. However it's now two wins against Southern Hempishere opposition in two weeks for England, who face New Zealand next week.


CONVERSION - Toby Flood converts


TRY - England cap off their win with a fourth try as replacement no. 8 runs a great line onto Danny Care's pass and smashes through the defence to score under the poles


Argentina have enjoyed themselves more in the second half as the game has turned into an arm wrestle, with 66% possession, but haven't got much reward on the scoreboard


Marcelo Bosch has missed the penalty from in front but 40m out. A big moment as time runs out


All the momentum is with the visitors now as Tom Wood is penalised at the breakdown


Tom Young overthrows and England lose another line-out. It's getting very sloppy from the hosts now


Argentina steal a lineout just 5m from England's line but just as it looks like they're going to score they knock on. Lucky for England


The penalties continue as now Julio Farias Cabello is pinged for leaving his feet at a ruck. Owen Farrell misses touch and kicks the ball over touch-in-goal. 22m dropout


The chance comes to nothing as Toby Flood is penalised for holding on just a few meters short of the line


Marcelo Bosch leaves his feet at the breakdown as his tries to secure the ball for his team. Owen Farrell finds touch 5m from the line


The home side's defence is holding firm so far as Argentina enjoy a long spell of possesion


England have looked more scrappy in the second half, after a clinical first half. Argentina are enjoying themselves more in the tight exchanges


Now replacement lock Manuel Carizza joins England's maul illegally and Farrell will kick the penalty at goal. But it hits the upright and Argentina breathe a sigh of relief


Tom Wood joins the ruck from the side. It's very kickable for Nicolás Sanchez


PENALTY - Nicolás Sanchez strikes it very well and keep chipping away at England's lead


The penalty count is building against the Argentines now. Owen Farrell kicks for the corner flag


Chris Robshaw is penalised for not supporting his bodyweight at the ruck and Tomas Cubelli takes a quick tap but it only leads to an England penalty as the visitors hold on


PENALTY - Nicolás Sanchez is successful with the close range penalty and the visitors are first to score in the second half


Argentina get some momentum going with a driving maul but Tom Wood disrupts it illegally. Nicolás Sanchez will kick at goal


Chris Robshaw, Billy Vunipola and Owen Farrell all combine to hold up the Argentine attacker and earn a midfield scrum on the halfway line. Impressive defence


Owen Farrell gets the second half underway


HALF-TIME - England will be happy with their first half efforts having scored three tries to nil so far. We'll be back in 10 minutes for the second half


Nicolás Sanchez goes straight though a gap in the England defence and is on his way to the tryline before referee Pascal Gauzère puts a stop to it. Juan Manuel Leguizamón is penalised for obstruction


Finally some respite for Argentina as England stray offside. Marcelo Bosch has a shot from 52m, but it's wide


CONVERSION - Owen Farrell is kicking well today, adds the extras


TRY - Persistent pressure and possession from England leads to more points as they work it up through the forwards before sending through the hands to a smiling Chris Ashton to dot down. His 18th international try


The line-out comes to nothing for England, but the pace of their game is troubling Argentina, who are trying to slow the ball down with not much success


And soon after Argentina find themselves offside at the breakdown. Owen Farrell kicks for touch and finds it, in the corner


Argentina win a penalty deep in their own half to relieve some of the constant pressure, but they don't find touch


England are becoming increasingly dominant as they hog possession and territory but a knock on in the Argentina 22 halts their charge


CONVERSION - Owen Farrell chips over the conversion


TRY - From the resultant 5m scrum, England send it down the backline and Billy Twelvetrees backs himself and barges over


England build and build the phases before Chris Ashton is held up over the try line. Great defence from Juan Imhoff


PENALTY - a fine strike from Marcelo Bosch and the Pumas trail by 4


The Pumas win a penalty at scrumtime, with David Wilson collapsing it and Marcelo Bosch will have a shot at goal from just under 50 meters


CONVERSION - Owen Farrell adds the extra two


TRY - this time England's maul works much better and Joe Launchbury flops over the line


From the line-out England maul it up towards the line but Juan Manuel Leguizamón pulls the maul down and it's another penalty


The Argentina captain Juan Manuel Leguizamón enters the breakdown from the side, and England kick for touch, setting up a line-out 10 meters out


Just a few phases after the kick-off, England find themselves offside, and Argentina have the chance to level the scores


PENALTY - Nicolás Sanchez knocks over the penalty from in front


PENALTY - Owen Farrell opens England's account


The home side put together 8 phases, before Argentina infringe at the breakdown, in a kickable position for England


Argentina are doing a lot of kicking in the early exchanges, while England are looking to run it back


Argentina put some phases together but it leads to nothing and scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli finds touch


The anthems are a thing of the past. Argentina will kick off, Nicolás Sanchez gets us underway!


The two sides are out on the field and the national anthems will follow a moment's silence for Remembrance Day


The teams are making their final preparations before making their way onto the field


England have made four changes to their team from last week, bringing in an entirely new front row as well as Ben Foden to replace the injured Marland Yarde on the wing


The most recent encounter between these two sides at Twickenham was in 2009 which England won 16-9


The last time these two sides met was in June of this year, which resulted in a 51-26 triumph for England in Buenos Aires


The weather in London has started to clear up after the persistent rain earlier today, but the players should expect greasy conditions underfoot.


The home side will be hoping to build on last week's 20-13 victory over Australia, while Argentina will be looking for a positive result following a winless Rugby Championship campaign


Welcome to Twickenham, where we are getting ready for England against Argentina!
15 Mathew Tait
14 Christian Wade
13 Elliot Daly
12 Henry Slade
11 Marland Yarde
10 Danny Cipriani
9 Lee Dickson
8 Josh Beaumont
7 Jack Clifford
6 Mark Wilson
5 Joe Launchbury
4 Ed Slater
3 Kieran Brookes
2 Luke Cowan-Dixie
1 Matt Mullan

23 Alex Lewington
22 Shane Geragthy
21 Will Chudley
20 Jonathan Fisher
19 James Gaskell
18 Gareth Denman
17 Alex Waller
16 Tommy Taylor
15 Santiago Cordero
14 Gonzalo Camacho
13 Matias Moroni
12 Juan Pablo Socino
11 Juan Imhoff
10 Nicolas Sánchez
9 Martín Landajo
8 Facundo Isa
7 Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe
6 Javier Desio
5 Tomas Lavanini
4 Manuel Carizza
3 Ramiro Herrera
2 Agustin Creevy
1 Marcos Ayerza

23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
22 Santiago Iglesias,
21 Tomás Cubelli
20 Leonardo Senatore
19 Matias Alemanno
18 Matias Diaz
17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez