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England put 50 on Argentina

15th June 2013 21:56

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SKY_MOBILE Freddie Burns - England - 15/6/13

19 points: Freddie Burns

England clinched a first series victory in Argentina for 32 years after beating the Pumas 51-26 at Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

It was a success built on the solid foundations of a dominant scrum that created fourteen points through two penalty tries during the first-half.

Freddie Burns was England's only player to score points in that opening 40 minutes as his well-taken try and ten points off the tee saw him shine.

Argentina were much-improved from last week's 32-3 loss though and struck back in the second-half, with Manuel Montero's 49th-minute try a fillip.

However, England were not to be outdone as further tries came via hooker Rob Webber, wing Marland Yarde (2) and centre Kyle Eastmond.

The game began differently to last week's rout as it was Argentina this time who started well, going 6-12 up with almost half-an-hour played after Martin Bustos Moyano sent over four penalties to Burns' two. It was to be as good as it got for them.

England then enjoyed a purple patch in the final ten minutes of the first period as a Burns try was sandwiched in between those two penalty tries. Consequently it was a 25-12 scoreline at the break in front of a packed Velez Sarsfield stadium as the visitors neared an impressive clean sweep - their first ever in Argentina.

The Pumas did return from the interval in good form and when left wing Montero crossed after hitting the line at pace from five metres out, Argentina were only six points behind.

But three minutes later England moved up the gears with well-taken scores from hooker Webber and debutant wing Yarde before the hour giving them welcome breathing space.

Impressive centre Eastmond then put his name on the scoreboard with 64 minutes played with a jinking run to the line to make it 44-19 and despite Tomas Leonardi's score, Yarde would have the final say, receiving a nice inside ball from Eastmond to claim a double.

The scorers:

For Argentina:
Tries: Montero, Leonardi
Con: Bustos Moyano 2
Pen: Bustos Moyano 4
Yellow: Bustos Moyano (39 mins - ruck offence)

For England:
Tries: Penalty try 2, Burns, Webber, Yarde 2, Eastmond
Con: Burns 4, Myler
Pen: Burns 2

Argentina: 15 Martin Bustos Moyano, 14 Belisario Agulla, 13 Gonzalo Tiesi, 12 Gabriel Ascárate, 11 Manuel Montero, 10 Felipe Contepomi (captain), 9 Martin Landajo, 8 Tomas Leonardi, 7 Rodrigo Báez, 6 Julio Farias Cabello, 5 Julio Farías, 4 Mariano Galarza, 3 Maximiliano Bustos, 2 Martin Garcia Veiga, 1 Guillermo Roan.
Replacements: 16 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 17 Pablo Henn, 18 Esteban Lozada, 19 Tomás De La Vega, 20 Tomás Cubelli, 21 Benjamín Madero, 22 Matías Orlando.

England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Jonny May, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Kyle Eastmond, 11 Marland Yarde, 10 Freddie Burns, 9 Lee Dickson, 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Matt Kvesic, 6 Tom Wood (c), 5 Dave Attwood, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 David Wilson, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Joe Marler.
Replacements: 16 David Paice, 17 Paul Doran Jones, 18 Henry Thomas, 19 Courtney Lawes, 20 Billy Vunipola, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Stephen Myler, 23 Ben Foden.

Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Christie du Preez (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Carlos Molinari (Argentina)

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