England v Argentina preview: TV times, team news, odds and more

Saturday, November 26, England v Argentina, Twickenham, London, 2:30pm kick-off (Live on Sky Sports 2 from 1:30pm)


ENGLAND face Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday (2:30pm) – so here’s everything you need to know about the game.

England team news
George Kruis and Jonny May have both been named in the England starting line-up for Saturday’s Test against Argentina.

England head coach Eddie Jones has made four changes to his side with Saracens’ Kruis named at second-row after recovering from an ankle injury while Saints’ Tom Wood returns at flanker to partner Chris Robshaw and Billy Vunipola in the back-row.

In the backline there are also returns for Mike Brown at full-back and speedster May on the right wing while Teimana Harrison) is included on a bench that is otherwise unchanged.

“Selection was tough this week but it shows how competitive and how much depth we are developing,” said Jones.

More from Jones on his selection here: https://goo.gl/oYIJIM

Argentina team news 
Argentina have named their side for their 13th and final Test of the year against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Head coach Daniel Hourcade has made three changes to his selection for this weekend.

Veteran back-row Leonardo Senatore starts at number eight in place of Facundo Isa, while there are two changes in the backline where playmaker Tomás Cubelli starts in place Martín Landajo while Santiago González Iglesias is at inside centre.

Nicolás Sánchez also drops out of the matchday 23 for los Pumas with Juan Martín Hernández taking over at fly-half.


England v Argentina key battle

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England v Argentina head-to-head
Played 19, England 14, Argentina 4, draw 1

England v Argentina odds (Paddy Power)
Head-to-head: England 1/12, Argentina 7/1, draw 40/1
Handicap Betting: England (-18) 10/11, Draw (-18) 20-1, Argentina (+18) 10/11

England v Argentinai form guide ….
England: WWWWW
Argentina: LLWLL

England v Argentina prediction

Argentina have not been themselves, lacking the enthusiasm and energy that made them the most exciting side to watch at last year’s Rugby World Cup. Nicolas Sanchez will  be a big miss for the Pumas with England on home soil probably winning this one comfortably.

RUCK PREDICTS: England by 20

England v Argentina referee
Pascal Gauzère (France)

England v Argentina teams
England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Jonny May, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Elliot Daly, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Tom Wood, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 George Kruis, 4 Courtney Lawes, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Mako Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Charlie Ewels, 20 Teimana Harrison,, 21 Danny Care, 22 Ben Te’o, 23 Henry Slade
Argentina: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Orlando, 13 Matías Moroni, 12 Santiago González Iglesias, 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Juan Martín Hernández, 9 Tomás Cubelli, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Matías Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Ramiro Herrera, 2 Agustín Creevy (c), 1 Lucas Noguera
Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Facundo Isa, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Jerónimo De la Fuente, 23 Juan Pablo Estelles

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