England's Jones delighted with Pumas series win

Doug Mendoza
June 18, 2017

Jones' men followed up their dramatic 38-34 win in San Juan a week earlier with a more assured 35-25 victory in the second Test in Santa Fe to register an eighth successive win over the 2015 World Cup semi-finalists, who will also provide the opposition for England in Japan in 2019.

George Ford belied his omission from the British and Irish Lions tour to kick 15 points, including a vital drop goal six minutes from fulltime.

Eddie Jones' side were boosted by the return of former captain Chris Robshaw while Sam Underhill made his debut and it was the forwards who pushed England over the line, Collier finding the line from a driving maul after a line-out in the left corner.

Brown, who ran for 130 metres, was awarded fan's man of the match for his solid performance at the back of England's line and pivotal role in creating two of England's tries, and the 31-year-old says Argentina played well and "showed how good they are".

Captain Dylan Hartley became the third most-capped England global of all time when he ran out for the 86th time.

"We want to become a very adaptable team - we want to be able to play both ways, if we have to slug it out or if we have to play in an open affair like it was last week".

"It is a great achievement", Jones said.

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England's forwards were struggling to cope with the Pumas' scrum, their traditional strength, and Sanchez missed a chance to stretch his side's lead when he was off target with a 29th-minute penalty attempt.

"I thought Mike Brown was outstanding (on Saturday), not just for the eye-catching moment of taking that ball and going the length, (but) the small things in the background".

The number 10 was a key factor in England's 2-0 series win.

Sanchez was unable to add the conversion to leave the scores level once more and England struck again five minutes later following a handling error from Jeronimo De la Fuente which Brown was quick to seize upon to get scrum-half Danny Care racing away.

Former Auckland Blues player Piers Francis scores first try for England against Agentina.

Argentina pegged England back three times until Will Collier's first global try and a drop-goal from George Ford, once again impressing thoroughly, went unanswered. Replacements: Matt Mullan: 6, Will Collier: 7, Mark Wilson: 6, Alex Lozowski: 6, Denny Solomona: 5.

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