Scrappy Argentina win
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...