England will get their summer tour of Argentina underway on Saturday.
Eddie Jones has a number of players unavailable for the tour due to injuries, suspensions and the selection of the British and Irish Lions squad. Despite their being a lack of experience for Eddie Jones to choose from, he is more than confident the younger English players with four of them set to make their debut on Saturday.
In 2016, England completed a 3-0 series whitewash in Australia breaking all sorts of records in the process. Victory in a pulsating third and final Test in Sydney was achieved despite conceding 40 points. Australia won the try battle 5-4 but still lost, 40-44.
With England recent success fans will be expecting big results in Argentina.
England team news
The major news coming out of the England camp is that 18-year-old Tom Curry is set to start the match, becoming the youngest player to make their England debut since Jonny Wilkinson. The Sales Shark flanker is full of potential and England boss Eddie Jones is willing to give him the chance to perform at the highest level. Harry Williams, Mark Wilson and Alex Lozowski are also set to make their debuts.
Dylan Hartley will captain the side, while George Ford, Mike Brown and Danny Care will also play their part in guiding the young lions through the game.
Full team: Mike Brown; Marland Yarde, Henry Slade, Alex Lozowski, Jonny May; George Ford, Danny Care; Ellis Genge, Dylan Hartley, Harry Williams; Joe Launchbury, Charlie Ewels; Mark Wilson, Tom Curry, Nathan Hughes.
Argentina team news
Argentina have made a number of changes ahead of the big clash, seven changes to be exact. lock Tomas Lavanini has returned from a long-term injury to give the Puma’s a boost.
Argentina are also putting trust into their youth players with winger Emiliano Boffelli set to make his debut.
Full team: Joaquin Tuculet, Matias Moroni, Matias Orlando, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Emiliano Boffelli, Nicolas Sanchez, Martin Landajo, Juan Manuel Leguizamon, Javier Ortega Desio, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno, Enrique Pieretto, Agustin Creevy, Lucas Noguera Paz
Argentina haven’t beaten England home or away since 2009 and have only won 4 of the 20 clashes in history. England will go into the match as favourites but Argentina will prove to be a tough test for Eddie Jones’ England side.
Eventmasters score prediction: Argentina 14 – 28 England
The second match is due to take place on Saturday 17th June 2017.
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