Pumas frustrate England
MISSING the rested Maro Itoje and Owen Farrell, England toiled on a poor Twickenham pitch that had clearly suffered from staging the recent NFL matches.
At one point, head coach Eddie Jones lost his cool, TV cameras showing him slam his notebook down and mouth his displeasure – his first public display of anger since taking over in 2015.
England were forced to overcome the 21st-minute departure of Mike Brown after he landed heavily on his head and shoulder after being challenged in mid-air by Joaquin Tuculet. He was sinbinned and Nathan Hughes marauded over for the opening try in his absence.
Semesa Rokoduguni went over for a counter-attack try to add to three penalties and a conversion for the deputising out-half George Ford.
The Pumas had the final say when Nicolas Sanchez slipped over after 30 phases, ending a flat afternoon.