England V Argentina – What is to come?

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England play Argentina tomorrow in the first game of their two game series against the Pumas.

Head Coach Eddie Jones has had to deal with the loss of many of his influential players, down to the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. Jones has chosen to look to the future in his selection of the squad and the team for tomorrow. 18 year old Tom Curry will start on the flank and the Sale Sharks player will be the youngest player to debut for England since Jonny Wilkinson in 1998.

Dylan Hartley will captain the side that includes first time regulars, Mike Brown, Joe Launchbury and George Ford. Vice captain Ford has said to the media that this tour’s squad is ready to ‘go shoulder to shoulder’ with the expectations of Jones, who is looking for nothing less than two wins over the South American side. He went onto say; “One big thing Eddie is driving for as a collective aim is us taking control of everything we do,”.

The Australian coach is up to his usual mind games prior to kick off stating to Sky Sports; “Argentina are under a lot of pressure to win this game, they didn’t have a great 2016 and they know they are playing an under-strength England side, so all the pressure is on Argentina,”

England kick off against the Pumas at 8.15pm, with coverage of the game starting at 8pm. The BBC will be covering all action of England’s Argentina tour.

 

 

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