England 29-30 Argentina LIVE! Autumn Nations Series rugby match stream, result and reaction

England vs Argentina - LIVE!

England made a disastrous start to the autumn after Emiliano Boffelli inspired Argentina to only their second ever victory at Twickenham with a 30-29 win. Two tries in quick succession by Boffelli and Santiago Carreras catapulted the Pumas into a 24-16 lead with 30 minutes to go as they looked to end a 10-Test losing run in the fixture.

But 29 seconds after coming on as a replacement for Ben Youngs, scrum-half Jack van Poortvliet raced clear from a ruck to slide over the line and, with Owen Farrell kicking a penalty, England appeared to have emerged from the crisis. Boffelli had other ideas, however, as he kept hitting the target in an individual 25-point haul that gives Argentina a pyscological edge ahead of their group clash at next year’s World Cup.

It was an encouraging afternoon for giant wing Joe Cokanasiga, who was a far greater threat than in the July series opener against Australia after which he was dropped, but otherwise it was a dismal display from the hosts as the Pumas emulated their breakthrough in 2006 by storming Twickenham.

England vs Argentina latest news

  • FT: Argentina earn famous Twickenham win

  • TRY! Van Poortvliet with instant impact

  • TRY! Carreras breaks away for Argentina

  • TRY! Boffelli goes over out wide

  • TRY! Cokanasiga puts England in front

Argentina earn special win

17:32 , Matt Verri

Michael Cheika warned his Pumas players against losing their way at Twickenham, but in the end England were the ones scratching around for direction.

Argentina claimed only their second-ever win at Twickenham, scraping past Eddie Jones’ England 30-29 in a famous victory for the Pumas and their Australian boss Cheika.

Emiliano Boffelli punished error-strewn England by booting six penalties, before racing in for a well-worked try. Santiago Carreras raced in for a score of his own, with England struggling for fluency or rhythm.

Cheika will have been delighted to have put one over old friend and England boss Jones, but that will have paled into comparison alongside the magnitude of this result for the South Americans.

Read Nick Purewal’s match report here

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Jones: No excuses for defeat

17:03 , Matt Verri

“Losing always hurts. It was one of those games, the lead changed a lot.

“You can’t put your finger on what went wrong. Structurally we had control of the game but we kept making fundamental mistakes and easy errors. Congratulations to Argentina, they took their chances and stuck in the game.

“We have no excuses, the referee, the pitch was the same for both teams. They got the points at the right time. We lacked cohesion.”

Cheika reflects on famous win

16:51 , Matt Verri

“The players have got a great attitude. They need to know what defence is, it’s not about a great ending it’s about getting a good field position so you are able to pounce.

“We were able to take points even though we didn’t have a lot of ball.

“Eddie Jones is a good fella. He’ll be back, Japan next week is a big game for him.”

England player ratings

16:37 , Matt Verri

Manu Tuilagi 6

A subdued outing for the powerhouse centre, one big hit aside.

Owen Farrell (capt) 6

Kept his cool off the tee but could not pilot the side well enough.

Joe Cokanasiga 7

Took his try well and kept himself busy.

Read the ratings in full here

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Boffelli on starring display

16:27 , Matt Verri

“We said at half-time that we must stay close in the score, then we got two tries. Our attitude was important. The coach, everyone knows him as a coach and he has great experience. He is confident in us.

“To score 25 points at Twickenham is great! The whole team did their job.”

Farrell’s post-match reaction

16:16 , Matt Verri

“We talked [after the match] about some issues we had on the field that we didn’t address, we can’t drop confidence because of this.

“We had scrappy parts of the game which will get better, the discipline is avoidable and it wasn’t quite happening. We let the pressure off at times. It was a wet day, a wet pitch and as you saw both teams didn’t move the ball well.”

Start the celebrations!

16:11 , Matt Verri

How Argentina got up and running in the second-half...

16:07 , Matt Verri

FT: England 29-30 Argentina

16:04 , Matt Verri

ARGENTINA HAVE DONE IT!

Another famous victory in 2022 for the Pumas, following their triumph in New Zealand earlier this year.

England really sloppy all afternoona and they have been ruthlessly punished.

16:03 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Dropped!

Farrell with the pass to Slade who has run a great line, can’t bring the ball with him though.

That will surely be that, Argentina with just a few seconds to see out.

16:02 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Scrum taking an age to set, referee stops the clock. England with 90 seconds to get this up the length of th epitch.

Here they come, worked wide and Cokanasiga gets his head down and takes the contact. England pushing up towards halfway.

16:00 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Lineout secured, maul follows. Argentina a few metres away from sealing a famous victory.

But England slow them down and get the decision, they will have the scrum. Still pinned in their own corner though.

15:59 , Matt Verri

77 mins: Very ambitious drop-goal attempt is charged down, Argentina won’t mind too much though as they have a scrum. Seconds ticking away for England.

And it’s a penalty Argentina! Heyes the man to give it away, he did clearly come up int he scrum.

Back to touch Argentina go, deep inside the England 22 now.

15:57 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Argentina win the penalty, kicked to touch and it will be a lineout just outside the 22.

Willis on for England to replace Coles, his debut is over.

15:55 , Matt Verri

73 mins: Nowell fumbles the ball, Argentina scrum and they celebrate that like a try. Not quite panic setting in for England yet - definite anxiety though.

Sinckler trudges off, Heyes on in his place.

15:53 , Matt Verri

72 mins: England burst into the Argentina 22 through Coles, they’re slowed down though.

Nowell looks to break through the defence, this time it’s Coles giving away the penalty though as he crosses.

Argentina kick to touch and they’re in no real rush to take this.

PENALTY! England 29-30 Argenina | Emiliano Boffelli 70'

15:51 , Matt Verri

This one a bit of a tester for Boffelli, it’s wide for about 90% of its journey but the ball swings back perfectly at the end through the posts.

England with ten minutes to find a way to get back in front.

15:50 , Matt Verri

69 mins: England cannot break the pattern, Argentina come forward and they have a penalty advantage. Sinckler not rolling away.

This will be so frustrating for Jones watching on from the stands. His side keep gifting Argentina the chance to add three points.

PENALTY! England 29-27 Argentina | Owen Farrell 67'

15:48 , Matt Verri

One of the loudest roars of the afternoon from the Twickenham crowd, as Farrell slots that penalty.

England back in front, narrow lead. Slade is on for Tuilagi for the final 13 minutes or so.

15:46 , Matt Verri

66 mins: England with a penalty advantage, and now another one for offside. Bit of freedom for them to attack as a result but they’re going nowhere, referee brings it back.

No surprises, Farrell is going for the posts. He and Boffelli are having their own little match here.

PENALTY! England 26-27 Argenina | Emiliano Boffelli 64'

15:44 , Matt Verri

Cowan-Dickie with a late tackle, not a good one either and Bello is limping a bit as a result. Could easily have twisted his knee.

Boffelli once again has an immediate opportunity to reply to Farrell, and he does just that. His most difficult kick of the afternoon and he’s up to the task.

PENALTY! England 26-24 Argentina | Owen Farrell 61'

15:41 , Matt Verri

That didn’t require much thought from the England captain, knocks that over the posts with minimal fuss.

England back in front with 20 minutes to go, good response to that really shaky spell earlier in the half.

15:40 , Matt Verri

60 mins: Penalty England, who are starting to put real pressure on the Argentina defence and getting their reward for it. So unnecessary too.

Farrell swiftly points to the posts.

Nick Purewal at Twickenham

15:37 , Matt Verri

Jack van Poortvliet settles England nerves with his first touch off the bench.

The Leicester Tigers scrum-half snipes his way through a gap, Farrell adds the extras and suddenly England are off the canvas.

Argentina still lead 24-21 but this was a vital riposte at the ideal time.

15:36 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Clock is stopped, TMO is going to be involved here.

Nowell’s hit on Carreras is being looked at, not sure there’s too much wrong with it. Referee agrees and on we go, will be a scrum for England for the initial knock-on.

TRY! England 23-24 Argentina | Jack van Poortvliet 55’

15:33 , Matt Verri

HOW ABOUT THAT!

Seconds after coming on for Youngs, van Poortvliet spots a gap and charges straight through it, talk about an immediate impact!

Greasy surface helped him slide over the line, making up those last couple of yards as the Argentina shirts closed in. Just what England needed.

Nick Purewal at Twickenham

15:30 , Matt Verri

Santiago Carreras twists the knife further for the Pumas, scooping up a loose ball and racing the length for another Argentina score.

The fly-half kept his cool to collect in style after Farrell fluffed an attempted pass to Billy Vunipola in midfield.

Boffelli adds the extras too, to put Cheika’s men 24-16 ahead.

15:29 , Matt Verri

We’ve looked at every angle, really difficult to tell if the ball did move forward. Don’t think there’s enough evidence to overturn the decision.

Try given! Wow, what a few minutes for Argentina. Boffelli knocks over a simpel conversion and Argenina lead 24-16.

TRY! England 16-22 Argentina | Santiago Carreras 51'

15:27 , Matt Verri

That’s much more like it, finally Smith gets some space. He drifts past a couple of challenges but is hauled down by Carreras in the 22 and England lose all momentum.

Even more so when Farrell produces a really loose pass and Argentina can break the length of the field through Carreras and he dives over!

Farrell thinks it’s been knocked on - it’s really tight.

15:25 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Boffelli unable to add the extra two points, he can be forgiven a rare miss.

Now then, England behind and with questions to answer. They haven’t really got going at all this afternoon.

TRY! England 16-17 Argentina | Emiliano Boffelli 47'

15:23 , Matt Verri

LOVELY FROM ARGENTINA!

That’s the best move of the match by a mile and Argentina get their reward. Carreras flings it out wide to Boffelli and he’s too quick to be caught, going over out wide.

15:21 , Matt Verri

45 mins: A couple of knock-ons, the first from Hill though and it will be another scrum for Argentina.

First time lucky? Nope. Will be another reset. This is not helping get the silent Twickenham crowd going. It’s a penalty for Argentina at the second time of asking, met with a bit of a shoving match.

15:19 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Argentina scrum, England looking to put pressure on this like they did just before the break.

It’s solid enough from the visitors this time, and they’re in no mood to hang around. Kicked deep into the England half, before Youngs returns the favour.

Back underway!

15:16 , Matt Verri

Up and running again at Twickenham.

Good news on the weather front

15:13 , Matt Verri

The rain looks to have well and truly gone now at Twickenham, so hopefully there will be a bit more running and ambitious rugby in the second-half.

Scrappy is the word of the day so far, errors from both sides. Maybe to be expected from England, as they get their autumn campaign underway.

How Cokanasiga went over...

15:08 , Matt Verri

Nick Purewal at Twickenham

15:05 , Matt Verri

England take a 16-12 lead into half-time at Twickenham, with an opening 40 minutes as changeable as the weather.

Farrell ended the half with a penalty to edge the hosts into a four-point lead, but England’s error-strewn kick-off and restart receipt kept allowing the Pumas entry-points into the contest.

The sodden surface meant both teams were struggling with handling, but England would have been expected to adjust accordingly to minimise mistakes – instead Eddie Jones’ men struggled.

England will need greater accuracy, more impetus and an extra dimension after the break to take control.

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HT: England 16-12 Argentina

15:00 , Matt Verri

Farrell sends that straight through the middle of the posts with the final kick of the half.

Ill-discipline from both sides has been punished throughout the first 40 minutes, Farrell and Boffelli both in ruthless mood.

Cokanasiga with the only try of the half, set up from an England scrum on the 5m line.

14:59 , Matt Verri

42 mins: That might have been the plan, but England with a massive drive at the scrum and they win a penalty. Huge effort, Genge loved that.

Over to you, Owen Farrell...

14:58 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Scrum for Argentina, and this will be the final bit of action of the half.

Imagine they might be content to just claim this and kick it out.

PENALTY! England 13-12 Argentina - Emiliano Boffelli 39’

14:57 , Matt Verri

Boffelli comfortably knocks that over, he’s making the most of every England error.

Jones won’t be impressed with the amount of penalties his side are giving up, really sloppy overall.

14:55 , Matt Verri

38 mins: This is crazy, England again with a lack of discipline from the restart and they gift Argentina a penalty for offside.

You imagine it will very shortly be a one-point game again.

PENALTY! England 13-9 Argentina - Owen Farrell 37'

14:54 , Matt Verri

Anything you can do...

Farrell keeps up his perfect record too and England have their four-point lead back.

Nick Purewal at Twickenham

14:53 , Matt Verri

Tuilagi produced a monster hit to get the crowd going, but the Sale centre was probably just venting the latent frustrations of having no real platform for attack.

14:53 , Matt Verri

36 mins: England penalty, and Itoje then gets a bit of a telling off from the referee. “You’ve got the penalty, don’t make more of it than it is.” That’s that then.

Not a huge amount of flow to this match so far, very stop-start.

Farrell going for the points.

PENALTY! England 10-9 Argentina - Emiliano Boffelli 34’

14:51 , Matt Verri

He just doesn’t really miss.

Once again Boffelli absolutely perfect when the chance comes, and Argentina close the gap to England with just over five minutes to go until half-time.

14:49 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Huge roar from the Argentina pack, Montaya wins a penalty for his side as England don’t release.

Once again they will go for the posts, looking to close the deficit to just a point.

Nick Purewal at Twickenham

14:47 , Matt Verri

Sunshine and blue skies have replaced the rain at Twickenham, and England’s disposition has brightened up in tandem.

England set camp in Argentina’s 22, with Ben Youngs’ cute chip so nearly setting Smith clear. Joe Cokanasiga powered home from a five-metre scrum, well worked with Billy Vunipola and Youngs combining the send the flying wing over the line.

Farrell’s conversion has handed England a 10-6 lead approaching the half-hour mark.

14:46 , Matt Verri

29 mins: Back to a bit of a kicking battle, before Tuilagi puts in an absolutely monstrous hit. Gonzalez on the receiving end of it.

Haven’t seen too much of Smith yet for England, beyond that bright break as he chased a Young kick.

TRY! England 10-6 Argentina | Joe Cokanasiga 25’

14:43 , Matt Verri

Solid scrum, Youngs pops it inside to Cokanasiga and he just bulldozes his way over the line!

England up and running, Cokanasiga was never being stopped from there. Easy conversion from Farrell for the extras.

14:40 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Nearly lovely from England, Youngs with a cute kick over the top and Smith is expecting it, very nearly gets on the end of it.

Carreras slides over his own tryline to touch it down. England scrum on the 5m line, pressure is building.

14:39 , Matt Verri

22 mins: Ball pops out, Gomez Kodela jumps on it but it’s a penalty England. Farrell nudges into touch, lineout right in the corner. Big opportunity for England here.

The drive has momentum, edging closer to the tryline but it’s eventually slowed down. England just over five metres out.

But they’ve lost it, and Carreras finds some space to hammer the kick to halfway.

14:37 , Matt Verri

20 mins: So then, England scrum in the Argentina 22 near the touchline.

Massive drive from the Argentina pack, they have nothing to show for it though. Time for take two, referee decides it wasn’t straight.

He’s getting frustrated at the time it’s taking to set these scrums, already been here for a couple of minutes.

14:34 , Matt Verri

18 mins: Maul from England gets them up to the 22, and Cokanasiga gets his first chance to run with the ball out wide. That wakes the crowd up.

Smith and Farrell very nearly unlock the defence, before England look to play it wide to Tuilagi. Doesn’t make it that far, scrum Argentina for a knock-on. England look bemused with that call and rightfully so, judging by the replays.

Slapped backwards by an Argentina hand - and the decision has been reversed.

PENALTY! England 3-6 Argentina - Emiliano Boffelli 16’

14:31 , Matt Verri

Again a relatively comfortable penalty for Boffelli in the England 22 and he makes no mistake, Argentina back in front.

Twickenham very subdued so far, almost silence as the ball went over the posts.

14:30 , Matt Verri

15 mins: Terrible pass from Argentina as they go wide from the scrum, doesn’t matter though they have a penalty anyway.

Back to Boffelli to put make it two from two!

Nick Purewal at Twickenham

14:30 , Matt Verri

Farrell’s penalty cancels out the Pumas’ early lead, for a 3-3 scoreline on 12 minutes.

Wing Boffelli drew first blood, after Alex Coles was pinged for an off-the-ball tackle. Billy Vunipola lost the ball in contact, before Smith slipped chasing back for a grubber.

The Pumas stole possession, forced the penalty then slotted the goal, to take the early lead at Twickenham. England hit back straight away to settle any nerves.

PENALTY! England 3-3 Argentina - Owen Farrell 13’

14:29 , Matt Verri

Confident start from Farrell and he gets England back on terms very swiftly.

Knock-on from Coles from the restart, scrum Argentina deep in the England 22. Chance here.

PENALTY! England 0-3 Argentina - Emiliano Boffelli 10'

14:27 , Matt Verri

And Argentina are up and running, simple kick really and they have the early lead at Twickenham.

Youngs then wins a penalty for England almost straight after the restart, Farrell with the chance to respond immediately.

14:25 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Argentina get their first spell in the England 22 as they strip the ball and break up the pitch, penalty advantage too.

And it will be called back for that, looks like Argentina will be going for the posts and the first points of the match.

14:22 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Twickenham satisfied as Farrell kicks for the corner, or at least vaguely in that direction. Lineout England well into the Argentina 22.

It’s claimed by Itoje and here comes the drive. Argentina hold it up, Youngs has to get England moving again.

England going through the phases in the 22, not making much ground though. Smith with the crossfield kick looking for Steward, doesn’t quite pull it off.

14:20 , Matt Verri

4 mins: It’s been a confident start from Steward, gets the better of his fellow full-back in the air.

Think it’s fair to say the ball has been in the air for about 85% of the match so far. England run with it now, Sinckler taking them over the halfway line.

Smith sends it high again, penalty England for obstruction.

14:18 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Plenty of early kicking as we expected, Steward with lots of time to claim and call a mark.

The full-back then gets fed up of the kicking tennis, sends his to touch for an Argentina line-out.

Kick-off!

14:15 , Matt Verri

Underway at Twickenham!

Nick Purewal at Twickenham

14:14 , Matt Verri

Driving rain littered the west London roads with the threat of flooding in the hours before England kicked off their four-Test autumn campaign.

That downpour put a few dampeners on England’s plans for an expansive attacking approach, with both teams doubtless prepared to revert to tight-game safety given the conditions.

Marcus Smith, Owen Farrell and Manu Tuilagi were itching to form a potent midfield combination, but would have had everything crossed for their forwards to create a platform amid the wretched weather.

The Pumas had influential coach Michael Cheika back from his Lebanon exploits in the Rugby League World Cup, and all their powermonger stars on show.

14:13 , Matt Verri

Top marks for the Argentina anthem as ever, bit more bouncing than normal from the players as they try and stay warm.

A first outing for God Save The King at Twickenham for a long, long time too.

We’re ready to get up and running.

Here we go...

14:10 , Matt Verri

Players are out onto a very wet Twickenham pitch. Expect plenty of kicking this afternoon.

Time for the national anthems!

Cheika excited to face Jones again

14:06 , Matt Verri

“I always look forward to putting myself up against one of the great coaches and also a good mate.

“He’s been England’s coach for seven years and that hasn’t happened very often there. That takes some substance - it’s not just luck.

“He’s had a fair bit of success. Reaching a World Cup final isn’t too bad and he’s won a fair few Six Nations trophies. They won again in Australia this year so he’s gone OK.”

The weather... is not the best

13:59 , Matt Verri

Jones confident England are ready to deliver

13:52 , Matt Verri

“I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the players, their attitude, focus, attention to detail, determination to get better.

“They have been exceptionally led by Ellis (Genge) and Jack Nowell in the first week of camp, and now Owen will come back and lead the side with those strong lieutenants. We feel the leadership situation has improved greatly.

“With Owen coming back we feel the three of them can do a fantastic job for us.”

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Not long now!

13:46 , Matt Verri

Jones: Farrell as competitive as anyone I’ve met

13:37 , Matt Verri

Eddie Jones has backed Owen Farrell to quickly settle back as captain of the side.

Farrell will captain England for the first time in a year this afternoon, and England head coach Jones has hailed him as one of the most competitive players he has ever coached, rating him alongside former Australia scrum-half George Gregan and South Africa’s World Cup-winning hooker John Smit.

“I don’t think I’ve ever met a player with more competitive spirit than Owen Farrell,” said Jones. “He has unbelievable desire to win, he leads from the front and he brings people with him.

“He’s up there with the top three most competitive players I have coached; Gregan wasn’t bad, and John Smit wasn’t bad either.”

Read his full comments here

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And England’s grand arrival...

13:32 , Matt Verri

Visitors in the building!

13:27 , Matt Verri

Less than hour to go until the action gets underway at Twickenham.

Want a view from above of the Argentina players arriving at the stadium? You’re in luck.

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New attacking plan from Jones

13:16 , Matt Verri

England are determined not to limit Manu Tuilagi to battering-ram duties this autumn.

Sale powerhouse Tuilagi has inched back towards England’s Test team, in his latest fight to shrug off years of injury strife.

Head coach Eddie Jones and attack specialist Martin Gleeson have spent months planning and plotting England’s latest creative blueprint, all of which will come unde rpressure this afternoon.

And former Rugby League star Gleeson revealed England hope their dual-playmaker system can create opportunities for line breaks with greater subtlety than simply crashing into traffic.

“You don’t want to just give it to the big fella to run into a brick wall and hope he comes through the other side,” said Gleeson. “That would be a bit rubbish, wouldn’t it?”

Read more on that here

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More misery for Wales against New Zealand

13:07 , Matt Verri

Jordie Barnett, Aaron Smith and Codie Taylor all scored two tries each to power New Zealand through a 55-23 dominant victory over Wales at the Principality Stadium yesterday.

The outstanding Ardie Savea and replacement hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho got the other tries as the All Blacks outscored their hosts eight tries to two in a winning start to their three-test British tour.

Richie Mo’unga kicked over one penalty and four conversions and Beauden Barrett got the last two conversions.

Debutant winger Rio Dyer and captain Justin Tipuric went over for Wales with Gareth Anscombe adding the other 13 points with his boot, having been moved to fullback from flyhalf in a late change to the starting line-up when Leigh Halfpenny pulled out.

Inside the changing room!

12:57 , Matt Verri

Earlier this year...

12:47 , Matt Verri

England made it another successful trip Down Under as they won the third Test in Sydney to seal the series.

Marcus Smith inspired the win that day - will he step up again for England this afternoon? Wouldn’t back against it.

Technology to play bigger role

12:39 , Matt Verri

When England captain Owen Farrell picks up the match ball at Twickenham this afternoon, he will have to unplug it before starting his warm-up to face Argentina.

Sportable and Sage’s smart technology and data will be used in the new rechargeable Gilbert match balls will be used for the first time in an England Test match this weekend.

Under a cover the same size as the pressure valve sits a microchip, a PCB battery plate, accelerometer and gyroscope.

None of that tiny tech will affect the weight, flight or natural movement of the ball – Sage have worked with Gilbert for five years to make sure of it.

A team of experts have installed sensors into the Twickenham stadium framework, allowing Sage to map the ball’s movements to within a centimetre’s accuracy, in an instant.

Read the full story here

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Stage is set!

12:31 , Matt Verri

Cheika balancing roles

12:24 , Matt Verri

Michael Cheika has navigated a late-night dash from Lebanon’s Rugby League World Cup camp to Argentina’s Test clash with England at Twickenham.

Cheika has been balancing coaching Lebanon in league action with his Pumas head coach day job, but this weekend almost produced a fixture clash.

Lebanon lost to Australia in Friday night’s quarter-final, with Cheika proudly leading the Cedars given his Lebanese roots.

The demanding Australian coach now goes up against old friend and former Randwick team-mate Eddie Jones.

“I’ve got two methods ready to go, a car ready and a flight from Manchester in the very, very early hours – either way I’ll be there for training on Saturday, I’ll be sweet – all the bases are covered,” Cheika said earlier in the week.

Read the full story on that here

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Evening Standard prediction

12:17 , Matt Verri

Expect a close battle to begin with as passionate and committed Argentina look to make their forward power count early on.

But England will no doubt fight fire with fire straightaway, matching the Pumas up front and using their formidable midfield trio and dual-playmaker system to open up plenty of try-scoring chances.

A comfortable home win beckons after an initial scrap to kick off the autumn in style for Eddie Jones and Co.

England to win by 12 points.

Argentina team news

12:09 , Matt Verri

Argentina make only three changes to the team that lost 38-21 to South Africa in Durban in September, with Francisco Gomez Kodela and Thomas Gallo back in the front row after injury.

Their other alteration is on the wing, where Newcastle’s Mateo Carreras gets the nod over Juan Imhoff. Uncapped scrum-half Eliseo Morales could win his debut off the bench.

Argentina XV: J Mallia, M Carreras, M Moroni, J De La Fuete, E Boffelli, S Carreras, G Bertranou, T Gallo, J Montoya (capt), F Gomez Kodela, M Alemmano, T Lavanini, JM Gonzalez, M Kremer, P Matera

Replacements: I Ruiz, N Tetaz Chaparro, E Bello, L Paulos, F Isa, E Morales, T Albornoz, M Orlando

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England team news

12:01 , Matt Verri

England line up with a midfield trio of Marcus Smith, Owen Farrell and Manu Tuilagi at last with the latter back fit again and Farrell having passed the necessary return-to-play protocols to captain the side for the first time in a year.

Courtney Lawes is missing with concussion issues, with Northampton team-mate Alex Coles handed his Test debut at lock as Maro Itoje takes on the role of blinside enforcer. Luke Cowan-Dickie, Kyle Sinckler and Tom Curry all return elsewhere in the pack.

England’s backline power is significantly boosted by the returns of Tuilagi and Joe Cokanasiga, with Ben Youngs preferred to Leicester team-mate Jack van Poortvliet at scrum-half. There is a 6/2 bench split, with Van Poortvliet and Henry Slade the only back cover.

England XV: F Steward, J Nowell, M Tuilagi, O Farrell (capt), J Cokanasiga, M Smith, B Youngs, E Genge, L Cowan-Dickie, K Sinckler, A Coles, J Hill, M Itoje, T Curry, B Vunipola

Replacements: J Singleton, M Vunipola, J Heyes, D Ribbans, S Simmonds, J Willis, J Van Poortvliet, H Slade

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How to watch England vs Argentina

11:53 , Matt Verri

TV channel and live stream: Today’s match is being broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video, with coverage beginning at 1:30pm.

The Amazon Prime Video app is available across multiple platforms including televisions, with a subscription in the UK currently costing £8.99 per month.

LIVE coverage: You can also follow all the action live right here, with Nick Purewal providing expert analysis from Twickenham.

Good morning!

11:40 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of England vs Argentina!

Eddie Jones’ side get their Autumn Nations Series up and running this afternoon, looking to continue the positives that were produced earlier this summer when winning in Australia.

We’ll have all the latest build-up and updates ahead of kick-off, which comes at 2:15pm GMT from Twickenham. Stay tuned!

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