England player ratings vs Argentina

Eddie Jones was forced to field one of the youngest England teams on record after being denied the services of no fewer than 30 players through injury, suspension and British and Irish Lions calls.

But they got the result!

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15 Mike Brown Given a few chances to run with the ball in hand, and looked to come into the line when on the attack. 6.5/10
14 Marland Yarde Looked lively out on his wing and made some telling breaks. Took his try Brilliantly. 8/10
13 Henry Slade A few flashes of brilliance, especially his superb dummy and perfectly weighted knock through for May’s try. 7/10
12 Alex Lozowski He ran beautifully to open up space for Yarde’s try. A really nice player to watch. 7/10
11 Jonny May Ran well when he got the ball and came in-field looking for work, but he didn’t chase kicks hard enough. Showed good awareness to dot down Slades knock through 7/10
10 George Ford Looked like Englands’ general as he controlled play around the park and answered his critics by landing most of his kicks in a hostile atmosphere as well as scoring a try. 9/10

9 Danny Care Decent box-kicking and snappy distribution from the playmaker. 7/10
8 Nathan Hughes The birthday boy was a monster but made a few basic errors. 7/10
7 Tom Curry The youngest player to play for England since 1927. He looked lightweight in the early stages but made his presence felt as the game went on with a few monstrous tackles. 8/10
6 Mark Wilson Carried well and made some monster hits. The Cumbrian left everything out there for his country. 8/10
5 Charlie Ewels Dominated. We see why everybody is excited about the Bath lock now! 7/10
4 Joe Launchbury A composed presence in the engine room and fiercely physical at the contact area. Still not sure why he isn’t with the Lions. 7.5/10 
3 Harry Williams  Impressed on debut, engaging in a huge battle up front. The Exeter prop made 11 tackles in the first half alone. 8/10
2 Dylan Hartley (c) The England captain won’t be satisfied with his performance, almost costing his side the game with a knock-on in the closing stages. 6/10
1 Ellis Genge A tank in the close quarter exchanges, continuing a wonderful season. He was immense. 7.5/10
Replacements: 16 Jack Singleton, 17 Matt Mullan, 18 Will Collier 5.10, 19 Nick Isiekwe, 20 Don Armand 5/10, 21 Jack Maunder, 22 Piers Francis 6.10, 23 Denny Solomona 6/10
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