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England Rugby look to continue the momentum against Argentina
Welcome to the halfway stage of the Old Mutual Wealth Series. Two wins from two is what the team would have hoped for going into this four-game series. The manner in how well England has dominated both South Africa and Fiji has been impressive to witness. The fear around fans was the momentum gathered off the back of the Grand Slam and whitewash tour of Australia had been lost, and the team would not be up to speed going into this four-game series. Clearly, that has not been the case and the demand for more from Eddie Jones and his coaching team has elevated the players individual performances to another impressive level.
Last weekend’s 58-15 win over Fiji gave Eddie a great opportunity to show off, not only the swanky looking new alternative kit, but also we got to see Teimana Harrison, Elliot Daly Ben Te’o and Semesa Rokoduguni who were among the seven changes made from the South Africa win. Rokoduguni was outstanding on the day picking up the Man of the Match award. The Fiji game showed how much strength in depth this current squad has got and competition for places is at a high standard. That sentiment was shared by Eddie Jones this week.
“There is talent here, and when you have talent you’ve got a chance to win. We have come nowhere near maximising the talent yet and that’s the exciting thing for us.”
As they say in the sporting world onto the next as Argentina come to Twickenham on Saturday. The game will be the 20th meeting between the two and the history books shows England have had the upper hand in previous meetings. The last time these two collided was in 2013 with England victorious in a 31-12 win at Twickenham. Argentina have improved massively since that last meeting and the team once classed as the minnows of world rugby are that no more after an impressive fourth place finish in last year’s Rugby World Cup. Results this year haven’t been too impressive but they still managed to conquer South Africa during the summer, which can’t be ignored. They have a very powerful forward line and bags of experience around the team.
Earlier this week Eddie Jones named a strong team to line up against Argentina with the inclusion of four players who didn’t feature last week. See here for the full England team.
You can follow all the action for both Saturday’s huge games for England rugby and the #RedRoses final game against Canada on O2 Sports on Twitter and Instagram. Keep showing your amazing support and #WearTheRose for England as we embark on Round three.