Yarde not looking past Argentina

Date published: November 6 2013

England winger Marland Yarde insists there is no talk of a clean sweep in camp ahead of facing Argentina.

England winger Marland Yarde insists there is no talk of a clean sweep in camp ahead of facing Argentina.

Yarde enjoyed his first start for England at Twickenham last weekend in the 20-13 win over Australia.

“It was an amazing experience, even during the warm-up I just wanted to take the atmosphere in, running out before the anthems was amazing as well,” said Yarde.

“It was a fantastic day, not just for me but for my family as well. I really enjoyed it and I was really happy we were able to come away with a win as well.”

Having made his senior debut earlier this year, when England defeated the Pumas 2-0 in a Test series, Yarde knows what to expect from Daniel Hourcade's team.

Yarde has six tries in six matches for London Irish so far this season and is eager to add to the two tries he scored on debut for England back in June, calling on Stuart Lancaster's side to play with a higher level of intensity.

“There's real self-belief in the squad anyway. We've been together for two weeks, and we knew Australia would be very creative as they've played with each other since the last tour,” added Yarde.

“The first half was a bit stop-start but going into the second half we went up a few gears and managed to squeeze a couple of tries as well.

“After half-time it showed the character within the squad, the real belief that we weren't going to chase the game too early, we were just going to stick to our systems.

“We knew that if we played to the best of our abilities and we played our patterns in the way we wanted to play them we'd give ourselves a good chance of doing well.

“Fortunately we were able to get two quick tries in the first 20 minutes and we could sort of not chase the game then.

“It was an awesome experience and the attention now turns to Argentina this weekend.

“They are one of the best scrum sides in the world. They've shown in the Rugby Championship they can be very competitive with the any team in the world on their day.

“We know if we play how we did in the first half then that's going to feed into their hands and give them the chance of winning.

“So we need to make sure we play the high intensity that they play at and we know we have a real good chance at winning the game.

“We're not about a clean sweep. We don't think too far ahead as it's very important for us all to take each games as it comes.”