The frus­trat­ing Trou­ble at the break­down

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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.”

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