2017 England rugby union tour of Argentina

In June 2017, England played a two-test series against Argentina as part of the 2017 mid-year rugby union tests. The series was part of the fifth year of the global rugby calendar established by the International Rugby Board, which runs through to 2019.[1]

2017 England rugby union tour of Argentina
Coach(es)Eddie Jones
Tour captain(s)Dylan Hartley
Summary
P W D L
Total
02 02 00 00
Test match
02 02 00 00
Opponent
P W D L
 Argentina
2 2 0 0
Tour chronology
Previous tourAustralia 2016
Next tourSouth Africa 2018

FixturesEdit

Date and time Venue Home Score Away
10 June 2017, 16:15 ART (UTC-03) Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan Argentina   34–38   England
17 June 2017, 16:15 ART (UTC-03) Estadio B.G. Estanislao López, Santa Fe Argentina   25–35   England

SquadsEdit

Note: Ages, caps and clubs are as per 10 June, the first test match of the tour.

EnglandEdit

On 20 April, head coach Eddie Jones named a 30-man squad for England's two-test series against Argentina.[2] Piers Francis and Sam Underhill, although playing outside England, were listed as both players are signed with an English club for the 2017/18 season.

On 21 May, James Haskell withdrew from the squad after being called up to the British and Irish Lions as an injury replacement.[3]

On 29 May, Jones finalized England's touring squad for the series against Argentina. Nick Schonert, Mark Wilson and Marland Yarde were promoted from the additional players added to the squad for the XV side to play the Barbarians, while Don Armand and Ollie Devoto joined following the Aviva premiership final.[4] Luke Cowan-Dickie, Paul Hill, Tom Wood and Joe Marchant withdrew from the squad.

Coaching team:

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Luke Cowan-Dickie Hooker (1993-06-20)20 June 1993 (aged 23) 4   Exeter Chiefs
Dylan Hartley (c) Hooker (1986-03-24)24 March 1986 (aged 31) 84   Northampton Saints
Tommy Taylor Hooker (1991-11-11)11 November 1991 (aged 25) 1   Wasps
Will Collier Prop (1991-05-05)5 May 1991 (aged 26) 0   Harlequins
Ellis Genge Prop (1995-02-16)16 February 1995 (aged 22) 1   Leicester Tigers
Paul Hill Prop (1995-03-02)2 March 1995 (aged 22) 5   Northampton Saints
Matt Mullan Prop (1987-02-23)23 February 1987 (aged 30) 15   Wasps
Nick Schonert Prop (1991-09-20)20 September 1991 (aged 25) 0   Worcester Warriors
Harry Williams Prop (1991-10-01)1 October 1991 (aged 25) 0   Exeter Chiefs
Don Armand Flanker (1988-09-23)23 September 1988 (aged 28) 0   Exeter Chiefs
Charlie Ewels Lock (1995-06-29)29 June 1995 (aged 21) 3   Bath
Nick Isiekwe Lock (1998-04-20)20 April 1998 (aged 19) 0   Saracens
Joe Launchbury Lock (1991-04-12)12 April 1991 (aged 26) 42   Wasps
Ben Curry Flanker (1998-06-15)15 June 1998 (aged 18) 0   Sale Sharks
Tom Curry Flanker (1998-06-15)15 June 1998 (aged 18) 0   Sale Sharks
James Haskell Flanker (1985-04-02)2 April 1985 (aged 32) 75   Wasps
Chris Robshaw Flanker (1986-06-04)4 June 1986 (aged 31) 55   Harlequins
Sam Underhill Flanker (1996-07-22)22 July 1996 (aged 20) 0   Ospreys
Mark Wilson Flanker (1989-10-06)6 October 1989 (aged 27) 0   Newcastle Falcons
Tom Wood Flanker (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 30) 50   Northampton Saints
Nathan Hughes Number 8 (1991-06-10)10 June 1991 (aged 26) 8   Wasps
Danny Care Scrum-half (1987-01-02)2 January 1987 (aged 30) 71   Harlequins
Jack Maunder Scrum-half (1997-04-05)5 April 1997 (aged 20) 0   Exeter Chiefs
George Ford Fly-half (1993-03-16)16 March 1993 (aged 24) 35   Bath
Piers Francis Fly-half (1990-06-20)20 June 1990 (aged 26) 0   Blues
Alex Lozowski Fly-half (1993-06-30)30 June 1993 (aged 23) 0   Saracens
Ollie Devoto Centre (1993-09-22)22 September 1993 (aged 23) 1   Exeter Chiefs
Sam James Centre (1994-07-03)3 July 1994 (aged 22) 0   Sale Sharks
Harry Mallinder Centre (1996-06-13)13 June 1996 (aged 20) 0   Northampton Saints
Joe Marchant Centre (1996-07-16)16 July 1996 (aged 20) 0   Harlequins
Henry Slade Centre (1993-03-19)19 March 1993 (aged 24) 5   Exeter Chiefs
Joe Cokanasiga Wing (1997-10-14)14 October 1997 (aged 19) 0   London Irish
Nathan Earle Wing (1994-09-24)24 September 1994 (aged 22) 0   Saracens
Jonny May Wing (1990-04-01)1 April 1990 (aged 27) 25   Gloucester Rugby
Denny Solomona Wing (1993-09-27)27 September 1993 (aged 23) 0   Sale Sharks
Marland Yarde Wing (1992-04-20)20 April 1992 (aged 25) 11   Harlequins
Mike Brown Fullback (1985-09-04)4 September 1985 (aged 31) 60   Harlequins

On 21 May, several players were subsequently called up by Jones for the Barbarians game due to the Aviva Premiership final between Wasps and Exeter Chiefs.[5]

Note: Ages, caps and clubs are as per 28 May, the day England played the Barbarians.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Rob Buchanan Hooker (1991-05-13)13 May 1991 (aged 26) 0   Harlequins
Jack Singleton Hooker (1996-05-14)14 May 1996 (aged 21) 0   Worcester Warriors
Jamal Ford-Robinson Prop (1993-09-11)11 September 1993 (aged 23) 0   Bristol
Ross Harrison Prop (1992-09-03)3 September 1992 (aged 24) 0   Sale Sharks
Will Spencer Lock (1992-05-30)30 May 1992 (aged 24) 0   Worcester Warriors
Tom Ellis Flanker (1994-09-29)29 September 1994 (aged 22) 0   Bath
Josh Beaumont Number 8 (1993-03-24)24 March 1993 (aged 24) 0   Sale Sharks
Richard Wigglesworth Scrum-half (1983-06-09)9 June 1983 (aged 33) 27   Saracens
Ryan Mills Centre (1992-05-30)30 May 1992 (aged 24) 0   Worcester Warriors
Michael Haley Fullback (1994-06-28)28 June 1994 (aged 22) 0   Sale Sharks

ArgentinaEdit

On 29 May, Argentina named a 32-man squad for their two-test series against England and the one-off test match against Georgia.[6]

Coaching team:

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Agustín Creevy (c) Hooker (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 32) 59 Jaguares
Julián Montoya Hooker (1993-10-29)29 October 1993 (aged 23) 29 Jaguares
Felipe Arregui Prop (1994-06-09)9 June 1994 (aged 23) 2 Jaguares
Santiago García Botta Prop (1992-06-19)19 June 1992 (aged 24) 14 Jaguares
Ramiro Herrera Prop (1989-02-14)14 February 1989 (aged 28) 32 Jaguares
Lucas Noguera Paz Prop (1993-10-05)5 October 1993 (aged 23) 31 Jaguares
Enrique Pieretto Prop (1994-12-15)15 December 1994 (aged 22) 12 Jaguares
Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro Prop (1989-06-11)11 June 1989 (aged 27) 30 Jaguares
Matías Alemanno Lock (1991-12-05)5 December 1991 (aged 25) 31 Jaguares
Tomás Lavanini Lock (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 24) 30 Jaguares
Guido Petti Pagadizábal Lock (1994-11-17)17 November 1994 (aged 22) 24 Jaguares
Rodrigo Báez Flanker (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 28) 16 Jaguares
Juan Manuel Leguizamón Flanker (1983-06-06)6 June 1983 (aged 34) 75 Jaguares
Tomás Lezana Flanker (1994-02-16)16 February 1994 (aged 23) 11 Jaguares
Pablo Matera Flanker (1993-07-18)18 July 1993 (aged 23) 34 Jaguares
Javier Ortega Desio Flanker (1990-06-14)14 June 1990 (aged 26) 32 Jaguares
Benjamín Macome Number 8 (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 31) 23 Jaguares
Leonardo Senatore Number 8 (1984-05-13)13 May 1984 (aged 33) 44 Jaguares
Gonzalo Bertranou Scrum-half (1993-12-31)31 December 1993 (aged 23) 2 Jaguares
Felipe Ezcurra Scrum-half (1993-04-15)15 April 1993 (aged 24) 3 Jaguares
Martín Landajo Scrum-half (1988-06-14)14 June 1988 (aged 28) 66 Jaguares
Santiago González Iglesias Fly-half (1988-06-16)16 June 1988 (aged 28) 31 Jaguares
Nicolás Sánchez Fly-half (1988-10-26)26 October 1988 (aged 28) 50 Jaguares
Jerónimo de la Fuente Centre (1991-02-24)24 February 1991 (aged 26) 27 Jaguares
Juan Martín Hernández Centre (1982-08-07)7 August 1982 (aged 34) 66 Jaguares
Matías Moroni Centre (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 26) 19 Jaguares
Matías Orlando Centre (1991-11-14)14 November 1991 (aged 25) 21 Jaguares
Emiliano Boffelli Wing (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 (aged 22) 0 Jaguares
Santiago Cordero Wing (1993-12-06)6 December 1993 (aged 23) 30 Jaguares
Manuel Montero Wing (1991-11-20)20 November 1991 (aged 25) 26 Jaguares
Ramiro Moyano Fullback (1990-05-28)28 May 1990 (aged 27) 12 Jaguares
Joaquín Tuculet Fullback (1989-08-08)8 August 1989 (aged 27) 40 Jaguares

MatchesEdit

Warm-up matchEdit

28 May 2017
15:00 BST (UTC+01)
England   28–14 Barbarians
Try: Earle 16' c
Isiekwe 67' c
Care 80' m
Con: Ford (2/3) 17', 68'
Pen: Ford (3/4) 30', 40', 47'
Report[7] Try: Ashley-Cooper 42' c
Tekori 76' c
Con: Madigan (2/2) 44', 76'
Twickenham Stadium, London [8]
Attendance: 51,636
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

First testEdit

10 June 2017
16:15 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   34–38   England
Try: Boffelli 7' c
Lavanini 36' c
De la Fuente 50' c
Tuculet 52' c
Con: Sánchez (4/4) 8', 37', 51', 54'
Pen: Sánchez (1/3) 40'
Drop: Hernández (1/1) 76'
Report[9] Try: Yarde 30' c
May 46' c
Ford 64' m
Solomona 78' c
Con: Ford (3/4) 32', 48', 78'
Pen: Ford (4/4) 16', 26', 42', 62'
Estadio Bicentenario, San Juan [10]
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)

Second testEdit

17 June 2017
16:15 ART (UTC-03)
Argentina   25–35   England
Try: Tuculet 8' c
Matera 52' m
Boffelli 59' c
Con: Sánchez (2/3) 10', 60'
Pen: Sánchez (2/4) 15', 19'
Report[11] Try: Ewels 5' c
Francis 31' m
Care 56' c
Collier 65' c
Con: Ford (3/4) 6', 57', 66'
Pen: Ford (2/2) 11', 29'
Drop: Ford (1/1) 74'

Notes:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Billy Vunipola withdraws from Lions squad". englandrugby.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
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  6. ^ "Uncapped Players Named in Argentina Roster for England and Georgia - Americas Rugby News". www.americasrugbynews.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Inexperienced England see off Barbarians". espn.co.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  8. ^ "England's Old Mutual Wealth fixtures confirmed for 2017". 14 December 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Argentina vs England - Summary - Friendly 2017 - 10 Jun, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Pumas to Face Georgia at the Estadio 23 de Agosto in June". 2 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Argentina vs England - Summary - Friendly 2017 - 17 Jun, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.