England power to Test series triumph in Argentina

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Giugno 19, 2017

Will Collier scored the winning try as England secured a 35-25 win on Saturday with Charlie Ewels, Mike Brown and Piers Francis also dotting down.

England could only breathe easy when man of the match George Ford coolly put over a drop goal seven minutes from time, to add to his five successful kicks off the tee. Some will inevitably join the one-cap club when the Lions players return for the autumn internationals but players like Sam Curry, Charlie Ewels, Sam Underhill and Piers Francis laid down a marker for the future.

England have more than 60 players fighting for a spot in the national squad following the series whitewash of Argentina, says head coach Eddie Jones.

Eddie Jones, the England head coach, might be a brilliant rugby coach but he should probably give up trying to predict the future after England got home in another insane match in Argentina.

"It's a great achievement and I am very pleased for the team and pleased for the young players", said Jones.

The Northampton hooker intends to take in the Test matches between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions during his holiday, and is disappointed that he will not get the chance to watch more of his team-mates from the Argentina tour.

Question marks remain about Denny SolomonaMuch was expected of the former league winger who, on the back of scoring a Super League record 40 tries for Castleford in 2016, was fast-tracked into the England squad after touching down 11 times in 15 games for Sale.

Prop Will Collier - playing in only his second global - scored the decisive try on Saturday, with George Ford showing his experience with a host of crucial kicks. We have to try and fit 61 players into a 45-man EPS [Elite Player Squad]. "I think it has been a great Test series, some really good rugby and I think Argentina should be congratulated on the sort of rugby that they play".

"With Tom Curry, we are just looking after him a bit".

He added: "I thought [Chris] Robshaw and [Mike] Brown were absolutely exceptional".

Yet a driven line-out, finished by replacement Collier, edged England ahead for the fifth and last time in the match, before Ford's drop goal.

"It wasn't pretty, there were a lot of errors and we certainly didn't get going with our game but we found a way to win", the 24-year-old said.

"It is always good to win and always good to win against a tough opponent like Argentina".

Jones told BBC Two: "I think in each game we found a way to score points". The buy-in has been brilliant, I couldn't have asked for a better group.

Full-back Mike Brown, half-backs George Ford and Danny Care and forwards Joe Launchbury and Chris Robshaw all made significant contributions and proved their determination to play key roles in the 2019 World Cup.

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