The frustrating Trouble at the breakdown
One of the most exasperating moments came at the death, when Argentina strung together 30 phases of play, culminating in a consolation try by Nicolas Sanchez.
The ease with which they were able to pick and go and attack the fringes is likely to feature highly in the squad’s review of the game today. Argentina could often slow down the speed of England’s ball to such an extent that their attacking game was hampered by a lack of momentum. Australia will pose even more awkward questions at the breakdown at Twickenham on Saturday.
“We actually spoke about it last week,” said England flanker Chris Robshaw. “It’s trying to get positive on positive and rescue those situations. They attacked pretty well. We knew this was not just a set-piece team and a kicking side like they potentially were 10 years ago. They challenge you all over the pitch.”