Scrappy Ar­gentina win

Sunday Sun - - Rugby -

hap­pen. Lit­er­ally we’ve had train­ing ses­sions to­gether.

“That un­der­stand­ing comes from play­ing to­gether, you need time to­gether, so we’ll be so much bet­ter next week.

“In terms of look­ing at in­creas­ing the depth of the squad to­day - which again I re­in­force as be­ing the theme of 2017 - I think we did that to­day.”

Jones pointed to the per­for­mances of open­side flanker Sam Un­der­hill, re­place­ment num­ber eight Sam Sim­monds, props El­lis Genge and Harry Wil­liams and cen­tre Alex Lo­zowski as en­cour­ag­ing.

An­thony Wat­son also showed he is an op­tion at full-back af­ter Mike Brown was sub­sti­tuted fol­low­ing a four heavy land­ing on his head in the first half.

Jones said Brown was “good” and would not be drawn on whether Joaquin Tu­culet should have re­ceived a harsher penalty than a yel­low card for the aerial chal­lenge.

Jones said: “He was ob­vi­ously hit pretty heav­ily. We lose a player for the whole game, they lose a player for 10 min­utes.”

Ar­gentina, who have now lost 18 times in 23 Tests since reach­ing the 2015 World Cup semi-fi­nals, scored a late try through Ni­co­las Sanchez.

But they have now lost all four of their Tests against Jones’ Eng­land, who will be their group stage op­po­nents at the 2019 World Cup.

Adam Rad­wan of New­cas­tle Fal­cons (above) runs through to score this team’s fifth try dur­ing yes­ter­day’s Anglo-Welsh Cup win over Cardiff Blues at Kingston Park. Top, Sinoti Sinoti evades a div­ing chal­lenge from a Cardiff player be­fore cross­ing the line for New­cas­tle Fal­cons’ sec­ond try of the evening

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