England player ratings vs Argentina in the second Test

RUCK marks every England player from their impressive 35-25 victory against Argentina on Saturday evening.
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15 Mike Brown Outstanding. It was majestic play by the fullback for England’s second try: his interception, running line and world-class offload made it a simple finish for Piers Francis on debut. He then broke again to set Care up after the break. 9/10
14 Marland Yarde The quietest of the England attackers. The Quins man wasn’t able to effect the game in the same way he did a week ago and was caught out in defence once or twice. 5/10
13 Henry Slade Balanced some really nice touches with some basic errors. His partnership with Francis nevertheless showed a lot of promise. 6/10
12 Piers Francis His mistake led to the Pumas second try, but overall a solid debut from the playmaker, which included a try. He’ll be an exciting addition for Northampton Saints this season! 7/10
11 Jonny May The Gloucester man was shaky and never really got to use any of his pace. Made a heroic try-saving tackle late on. 5.5/10
10 George Ford The general from last weekend continued his great form with another standout display. His goalkicking was also once again very good and that drop-goal was to die for. 8.5/10
9 Danny Care England’s efficient attack owed a lot to Care’s quick, accurate distribution. He also ran a great support line to score England’s third try in the second half. 8/10
8 Nathan Hughes An absolute warrior. Carried constantly and battled on through injury to help England over the line. His stock has certainly gone up in the last two weeks. 7.5/10
7 Sam Underhill A tackling machine but made a few handling errors. It was a mixed day for the back-rower. 7/10
6 Chris Robshaw The former England captain looked good on his return. Will face a fight to keep his shirt in the Autumn though. 7/10
5 Charlie Ewels Linked up with his second-row partner superbly to score the opening try. Has he done enough to push ahead of Itoje, Kruis or Lawes in the pecking order? Probably not. 7/10
4 Joe Launchbury Excellent offload for Ewels opening score. He was a composed presence in the engine room and fiercely physical at the contact area. Still not sure why he isn’t with the Lions…oh wait, Geography. 8/10
3 Harry Williams The front row had its troubles in the scrum but the Exeter prop was still a good carrier and relentless tackler. 6.5/10
2 Dylan Hartley (c) The skipper led his team well and played 80 minutes again. 6/10
1 Ellis Genge It wasn’t the props best day in a struggling scrum. He was helpful around the park but needs to control his emotions better.  6/10
Replacements: 16 Jack Singleton, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Will Collier 6/10, 19 Nick Isiekwe, 20 Mark Wilson 5.5/10, 21 Jack Maunder, 22 Alex Lozowski 6/10, 23 Denny Solomona
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