2013 England rugby union tour of Argentina

In June 2013, England played a two-test series against Argentina as part of the 2013 mid-year rugby test series.[1] This series was part of the second year of the global rugby calendar established by the International Rugby Board, which runs through to 2019.

2013 England rugby union tour of Argentina
Coach(es)Stuart Lancaster
Tour captain(s)Tom Wood
Top point scorer(s)Freddie Burns (51)
Top try scorer(s)Billy Vunipola (4)
Top test point scorer(s)Freddie Burns (31)
Top test try scorer(s)Marland Yarde (2)
Summary
P W D L
Total
04 04 00 00
Test match
02 02 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina
2 2 0 0
Tour chronology
Previous tourSouth Africa 2012
Next tourNew Zealand 2014

England played the Pumas over a two-week period, playing in Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena in Salta (8 June) and playing at Estadio José Amalfitani in the capital city of Buenos Aires (15 June). The first test was their first encounter since England's 13–9 victory over Argentina during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and was the first time they have met in Argentina since 2009, the last time Argentina beat England. England won both matches of the series, completing their first series victory in Argentina since the 1981 England rugby union tour of Argentina, and winning both matches of a series in Argentina for the first time.[2]

Ahead of the test series, England played their annual uncapped fixture against the Barbarians at Twickenham,[3] and a fixture against the South American XV side, which was made up of representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.

FixturesEdit

Date and time Venue Home Score Away
26 May 2013, 13:00 BST (UTC+1) Twickenham Stadium, London England   40–12 Barbarians
2 June 2013, 15:30 UYT (UTC-3) Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo South American XV 21–41   England
8 June 2013, 16:10 ART (UTC-3) Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta Argentina   3–32   England
15 June 2013, 16:10 ART (UTC-3) Estadio José Amalfitani, Buenos Aires Argentina   26–51   England

SquadsEdit

EnglandEdit

England's 32-man squad for fixtures against the Barbarians and the two-test tour to Argentina plus a mid-week match against South American XV.[4] Full-back Alex Goode and uncapped centre Joel Tomkins withdrew from the squad due to injury. They were replaced by uncapped players Stephen Myler and Luther Burrell.[5]

Ed Slater and Calum Clark was ruled out of the tour due to injury and Kearnan Myall was added to the squad for the tour.[6]

Haydn Thomas featured in the squad to face the Barbarians.

Alex Corbisiero left the squad ahead of the first test as he was called up for the British and Irish Lions.[7] Corbisiero was not replaced.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Rob Buchanan Hooker (1991-05-13)13 May 1991 (aged 22) 0   Harlequins
David Paice Hooker (1983-11-24)24 November 1983 (aged 29) 6   London Irish
Rob Webber Hooker (1986-08-01)1 August 1986 (aged 26) 3   Bath
Alex Corbisiero Prop (1988-08-30)30 August 1988 (aged 24) 18   London Irish
Paul Doran-Jones Prop (1985-05-02)2 May 1985 (aged 28) 4   Northampton Saints
Joe Marler Prop (1990-07-07)7 July 1990 (aged 22) 10   Harlequins
Henry Thomas Prop (1991-10-30)30 October 1991 (aged 21) 0   Sale Sharks
David Wilson Prop (1985-04-09)9 April 1985 (aged 28) 26   Bath
Dave Attwood Lock (1987-04-05)5 April 1987 (aged 26) 2   Bath
Joe Launchbury Lock (1991-04-12)12 April 1991 (aged 22) 9   London Wasps
Courtney Lawes Lock (1989-02-23)23 February 1989 (aged 24) 20   Northampton Saints
Kearnan Myall Lock (1986-12-15)15 December 1986 (aged 26) 0   Sale Sharks
Tom Johnson Flanker (1982-07-16)16 July 1982 (aged 30) 5   Exeter Chiefs
Matt Kvesic Flanker (1992-04-14)14 April 1992 (aged 21) 0   Worcester Warriors
Tom Wood (c) Flanker (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 26) 18   Northampton Saints
Ben Morgan Number 8 (1989-02-18)18 February 1989 (aged 24) 10   Gloucester
Billy Vunipola Number 8 (1992-11-03)3 November 1992 (aged 20) 0   London Wasps
Lee Dickson Scrum-half (1985-03-29)29 March 1985 (aged 28) 7   Northampton Saints
Haydn Thomas Scrum-half (1982-09-17)17 September 1982 (aged 30) 0   Exeter Chiefs
Richard Wigglesworth Scrum-half (1983-06-09)9 June 1983 (aged 29) 12   Saracens
Freddie Burns Fly-half (1990-05-13)13 May 1990 (aged 23) 1   Gloucester
Stephen Myler Fly-half (1984-07-21)21 July 1984 (aged 28) 0   Northampton Saints
Luther Burrell Centre (1987-12-06)6 December 1987 (aged 25) 0   Northampton Saints
Kyle Eastmond Centre (1989-07-17)17 July 1989 (aged 23) 0   Bath
Jonathan Joseph Centre (1991-06-21)21 June 1991 (aged 21) 4   London Irish
Billy Twelvetrees Centre (1988-11-15)15 November 1988 (aged 24) 4   Gloucester
Jonny May Wing (1990-04-01)1 April 1990 (aged 23) 0   Gloucester
David Strettle Wing (1983-07-23)23 July 1983 (aged 29) 13   Saracens
Christian Wade Wing (1991-05-15)15 May 1991 (aged 22) 0   London Wasps
Marland Yarde Wing (1992-04-20)20 April 1992 (aged 21) 0   London Irish
Mike Brown Fullback (1985-09-04)4 September 1985 (aged 27) 16   Harlequins
Ben Foden Fullback (1985-07-22)22 July 1985 (aged 27) 30   Northampton Saints

ArgentinaEdit

Argentina 28-man squad for the 2013 England rugby union tour of Argentina and single test against Georgia[8]

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.
Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Martín García Veiga Hooker (1986-06-20)20 June 1986 (aged 26) 3   Buenos Aires
Mauricio Guidone Hooker (1988-01-28)28 January 1988 (aged 25) 7   La Plata
Bruno Postiglioni Hooker (1987-04-08)8 April 1987 (aged 26) 7   La Plata
Maximiliano Bustos Prop (1986-04-02)2 April 1986 (aged 27) 1   Montpellier
Francisco Gómez Kodela Prop (1985-07-07)7 July 1985 (aged 27) 8   Biarritz
Pablo Henn Prop (1982-07-15)15 July 1982 (aged 30) 8   CA Brive
Guillermo Roan Prop (1988-06-18)18 June 1988 (aged 24) 4   Cavalieri Prato
Julio Farías Cabello Lock (1978-09-19)19 September 1978 (aged 34) 19   London Welsh
Mariano Galarza Lock (1986-12-11)11 December 1986 (aged 26) 8   La Plata Uni.
Esteban Lozada Lock (1982-01-08)8 January 1982 (aged 31) 19   Agen
Tomas Vallejos Lock (1984-10-16)16 October 1984 (aged 28) 4   Pampas XV
Rodrigo Báez Flanker (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 24) 5   Liceo
Tomás de la Vega Flanker (1990-09-28)28 September 1990 (aged 22) 6   CUBA
Tomás Leonardi Flanker (1987-07-01)1 July 1987 (aged 25) 15   Southern Kings
Benjamín Macome Number 8 (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 27) 8   Tucumán
Tomás Cubelli Scrum-half (1989-06-12)12 June 1989 (aged 23) 11   Belgrano
Martín Landajo Scrum-half (1988-06-14)14 June 1988 (aged 24) 17   C.A.S.I.
Nicolás Vergallo Scrum-half (1983-04-20)20 April 1983 (aged 30) 31   Southern Kings
Felipe Contepomi (c) Fly-half (1977-08-20)20 August 1977 (aged 35) 79   Stade Français
Benjamín Madero Fly-half (1988-06-18)18 June 1988 (aged 24) 2   San Isidro
Gabriel Ascárate Centre (1987-10-20)20 October 1987 (aged 25) 5   Carcassonne
Matías Orlando Centre (1991-11-14)14 November 1991 (aged 21) 3   Huirapuca
Gonzalo Tiesi Centre (1985-04-24)24 April 1985 (aged 28) 33   London Welsh
Benjamín Urdapilleta Centre (1986-03-11)11 March 1986 (aged 27) 8   Oyonnax
Belisario Agulla Wing (1988-05-20)20 May 1988 (aged 25) 8   Agen
Manuel Montero Wing (1991-11-20)20 November 1991 (aged 21) 7   Club Pucará
Martín Bustos Moyano Fullback (1985-07-12)12 July 1985 (aged 27) 1   Montpellier
Tomás Carrió Fullback (1989-03-10)10 March 1989 (aged 24) 3   Duendes

MatchesEdit

Warm-up matchEdit

26 May 2013
13:00 BST (UTC+01)
England   40–12 Barbarians
Try: Burns 1' c
Yarde 43' c
Eastmond 55' m
Wade 61' c
Twelvetrees 66' m
Con: Burns (3/4) 1', 44', 62'
Pen: Burns (3/3) 4', 11', 24'
Report[9] Try: Brits 70' m
Daly 77' c
Con: Evans (1/2) 78'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 60,601
Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)

South American XVEdit

2 June 2013
15:30 UYT (UTC-3)
South American XV 21–41   England
Try: Penalty try 17' c
Sansot 43' c
Magno 68' c
Con: Madero (3/3) 18', 44', 69'
Report [10] Try: Foden (2) 20' m, 47' m
Vunipola (3) 29' c, 32' c, 35 m
Wood 39' c
Doran-Jones 58' m
Con: Myler (3/7) 30', 33', 40'

First testEdit

8 June 2013
16:10 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   3–32   England
Pen: Moyano (1/4) 40'
Report[11] Try: Strettle 17' m
Twelvetrees 25' c
Morgan 31' c
Vunipola 80' c
Con: Burns (3/4) 26', 32', 80'
Pen: Burns (2/2) 8', 11'

Second testEdit

15 June 2013
16:10 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   26–51   England
Try: Montero 49' c
Leonardi 69' c
Con: Moyano (2/2) 50', 70'
Pen: Moyano (4/4) 3', 10', 21', 26'
Report[12] Try: Penalty try (2) 30' c, 40' c
Burns 36' m
Webber 53' m
Yarde (2) 57' c, 73' c
Eastmond 64' c
Con: Burns (4/6) 30', 40', 58', 65'
Myler (1/1) 74'
Pen: Burns (2/3) 7', 24'

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Standley, James. "Argentina 26–51 England". bbc.co.uk/sport. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. ^ England v Barbarians Archived 8 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Tom Wood to captain England against Pumas". espnscrum.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. ^ Burrell and Myler called into England tour squad Archived 8 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "England warned to behave on tour". espn.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  7. ^ Hamilton, Tom. "Cian Healy ruled out of tour with ankle injury". espn.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Argentina name squad for June". planetrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  9. ^ "England v Barbarians". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Consur XV v England". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  11. ^ "Argentina v England". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Argentina v England". ESPN scrum. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
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