2017 England rugby union tour of Argentina

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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 tour Australia 2016
Next tour South Africa 2018

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]

Fixtures[edit]

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

Squads[edit]

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

England[edit]

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
Cowan-Dickie, LukeLuke Cowan-Dickie Hooker (1993-06-20)20 June 1993 (aged 23) 4 England Exeter Chiefs
Hartley, DylanDylan Hartley (c) Hooker (1986-03-24)24 March 1986 (aged 31) 84 England Northampton Saints
Taylor, TommyTommy Taylor Hooker (1991-11-11)11 November 1991 (aged 25) 1 England Wasps
Collier, WillWill Collier Prop (1991-05-05)5 May 1991 (aged 26) 0 England Harlequins
Genge, EllisEllis Genge Prop (1995-02-16)16 February 1995 (aged 22) 1 England Leicester Tigers
Hill, PaulPaul Hill Prop (1995-03-02)2 March 1995 (aged 22) 5 England Northampton Saints
Mullan, MattMatt Mullan Prop (1987-02-23)23 February 1987 (aged 30) 15 England Wasps
Schonert, NickNick Schonert Prop (1991-09-20)20 September 1991 (aged 25) 0 England Worcester Warriors
Williams, HarryHarry Williams Prop (1991-10-01)1 October 1991 (aged 25) 0 England Exeter Chiefs
Armand, DonDon Armand Flanker (1988-09-23)23 September 1988 (aged 28) 0 England Exeter Chiefs
Ewels, CharlieCharlie Ewels Lock (1995-06-29)29 June 1995 (aged 21) 3 England Bath
Isiekwe, NickNick Isiekwe Lock (1998-04-20)20 April 1998 (aged 19) 0 England Saracens
Launchbury, JoeJoe Launchbury Lock (1991-04-12)12 April 1991 (aged 26) 42 England Wasps
Curry, BenBen Curry Flanker (1998-06-15)15 June 1998 (aged 18) 0 England Sale Sharks
Curry, TomTom Curry Flanker (1998-06-15)15 June 1998 (aged 18) 0 England Sale Sharks
Haskell, JamesJames Haskell Flanker (1985-04-02)2 April 1985 (aged 32) 75 England Wasps
Robshaw, ChrisChris Robshaw Flanker (1986-06-04)4 June 1986 (aged 31) 55 England Harlequins
Underhill, SamSam Underhill Flanker (1996-07-22)22 July 1996 (aged 20) 0 Wales Ospreys
Wilson, MarkMark Wilson Flanker (1989-10-06)6 October 1989 (aged 27) 0 England Newcastle Falcons
Wood, TomTom Wood Flanker (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 30) 50 England Northampton Saints
Hughes, NathanNathan Hughes Number 8 (1991-06-10)10 June 1991 (aged 26) 8 England Wasps
Care, DannyDanny Care Scrum-half (1987-01-02)2 January 1987 (aged 30) 71 England Harlequins
Maunder, JackJack Maunder Scrum-half (1997-04-05)5 April 1997 (aged 20) 0 England Exeter Chiefs
Ford, GeorgeGeorge Ford Fly-half (1993-03-16)16 March 1993 (aged 24) 35 England Bath
Francis, PiersPiers Francis Fly-half (1990-06-20)20 June 1990 (aged 26) 0 New Zealand Blues
Lozowski, AlexAlex Lozowski Fly-half (1993-06-30)30 June 1993 (aged 23) 0 England Saracens
Devoto, OllieOllie Devoto Centre (1993-09-22)22 September 1993 (aged 23) 1 England Exeter Chiefs
James, SamSam James Centre (1994-07-03)3 July 1994 (aged 22) 0 England Sale Sharks
Mallinder, HarryHarry Mallinder Centre (1996-06-13)13 June 1996 (aged 20) 0 England Northampton Saints
Marchant, JoeJoe Marchant Centre (1996-07-16)16 July 1996 (aged 20) 0 England Harlequins
Slade, HenryHenry Slade Centre (1993-03-19)19 March 1993 (aged 24) 5 England Exeter Chiefs
Cokanasiga, JoeJoe Cokanasiga Wing (1997-10-14)14 October 1997 (aged 19) 0 England London Irish
Earle, NathanNathan Earle Wing (1994-09-24)24 September 1994 (aged 22) 0 England Saracens
May, JonnyJonny May Wing (1990-04-01)1 April 1990 (aged 27) 25 England Gloucester Rugby
Solomona, DennyDenny Solomona Wing (1993-09-27)27 September 1993 (aged 23) 0 England Sale Sharks
Yarde, MarlandMarland Yarde Wing (1992-04-20)20 April 1992 (aged 25) 11 England Harlequins
Brown, MikeMike Brown Fullback (1985-09-04)4 September 1985 (aged 31) 60 England 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
Buchanan, RobRob Buchanan Hooker (1991-05-13)13 May 1991 (aged 26) 0 England Harlequins
Singleton, JackJack Singleton Hooker (1996-05-14)14 May 1996 (aged 21) 0 England Worcester Warriors
Ford-Robinson, JamalJamal Ford-Robinson Prop (1993-09-11)11 September 1993 (aged 23) 0 England Bristol
Harrison, RossRoss Harrison Prop (1992-09-03)3 September 1992 (aged 24) 0 England Sale Sharks
Spencer, WillWill Spencer Lock (1992-05-30)30 May 1992 (aged 24) 0 England Worcester Warriors
Ellis, TomTom Ellis Flanker (1994-09-29)29 September 1994 (aged 22) 0 England Bath
Beaumont, JoshJosh Beaumont Number 8 (1993-03-24)24 March 1993 (aged 24) 0 England Sale Sharks
Wigglesworth, RichardRichard Wigglesworth Scrum-half (1983-06-09)9 June 1983 (aged 33) 27 England Saracens
Mills, RyanRyan Mills Centre (1992-05-30)30 May 1992 (aged 24) 0 England Worcester Warriors
Haley, MichaelMichael Haley Fullback (1994-06-28)28 June 1994 (aged 22) 0 England Sale Sharks

Argentina[edit]

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
Creevy, AgustínAgustín Creevy (c) Hooker (1985-03-15)15 March 1985 (aged 32) 59 Jaguares
Montoya, JuliánJulián Montoya Hooker (1993-10-29)29 October 1993 (aged 23) 29 Jaguares
Arregui, FelipeFelipe Arregui Prop (1994-06-09)9 June 1994 (aged 23) 2 Jaguares
García Botta, SantiagoSantiago García Botta Prop (1992-06-19)19 June 1992 (aged 24) 14 Jaguares
Herrera, RamiroRamiro Herrera Prop (1989-02-14)14 February 1989 (aged 28) 32 Jaguares
Noguera Paz, LucasLucas Noguera Paz Prop (1993-10-05)5 October 1993 (aged 23) 31 Jaguares
Pieretto, EnriqueEnrique Pieretto Prop (1994-12-15)15 December 1994 (aged 22) 12 Jaguares
Tetaz Chaparro, NahuelNahuel Tetaz Chaparro Prop (1989-06-11)11 June 1989 (aged 27) 30 Jaguares
Alemanno, MatíasMatías Alemanno Lock (1991-12-05)5 December 1991 (aged 25) 31 Jaguares
Lavanini, TomásTomás Lavanini Lock (1993-01-22)22 January 1993 (aged 24) 30 Jaguares
Pagadizábal, Guido PettiGuido Petti Pagadizábal Lock (1994-11-17)17 November 1994 (aged 22) 24 Jaguares
Báez, RodrigoRodrigo Báez Flanker (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 28) 16 Jaguares
Leguizamón, Juan ManuelJuan Manuel Leguizamón Flanker (1983-06-06)6 June 1983 (aged 34) 75 Jaguares
Lezana, TomásTomás Lezana Flanker (1994-02-16)16 February 1994 (aged 23) 11 Jaguares
Matera, PabloPablo Matera Flanker (1993-07-18)18 July 1993 (aged 23) 34 Jaguares
Ortega Desio, JavierJavier Ortega Desio Flanker (1990-06-14)14 June 1990 (aged 26) 32 Jaguares
Macome, BenjamínBenjamín Macome Number 8 (1986-01-10)10 January 1986 (aged 31) 23 Jaguares
Senatore, LeonardoLeonardo Senatore Number 8 (1984-05-13)13 May 1984 (aged 33) 44 Jaguares
Bertranou, GonzaloGonzalo Bertranou Scrum-half (1993-12-31)31 December 1993 (aged 23) 2 Jaguares
Ezcurra, FelipeFelipe Ezcurra Scrum-half (1993-04-15)15 April 1993 (aged 24) 3 Jaguares
Landajo, MartínMartín Landajo Scrum-half (1988-06-14)14 June 1988 (aged 28) 66 Jaguares
González Iglesias, SantiagoSantiago González Iglesias Fly-half (1988-06-16)16 June 1988 (aged 28) 31 Jaguares
Sánchez, NicolásNicolás Sánchez Fly-half (1988-10-26)26 October 1988 (aged 28) 50 Jaguares
de la Fuente, JerónimoJerónimo de la Fuente Centre (1991-02-24)24 February 1991 (aged 26) 27 Jaguares
Hernández, Juan MartínJuan Martín Hernández Centre (1982-08-07)7 August 1982 (aged 34) 66 Jaguares
Moroni, MatíasMatías Moroni Centre (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 26) 19 Jaguares
Orlando, MatíasMatías Orlando Centre (1991-11-14)14 November 1991 (aged 25) 21 Jaguares
Boffelli, EmilianoEmiliano Boffelli Wing (1995-01-16)16 January 1995 (aged 22) 0 Jaguares
Cordero, SantiagoSantiago Cordero Wing (1993-12-06)6 December 1993 (aged 23) 30 Jaguares
Montero, ManuelManuel Montero Wing (1991-11-20)20 November 1991 (aged 25) 26 Jaguares
Moyano, RamiroRamiro Moyano Fullback (1990-05-28)28 May 1990 (aged 27) 12 Jaguares
Tuculet, JoaquínJoaquín Tuculet Fullback (1989-08-08)8 August 1989 (aged 27) 40 Jaguares

Matches[edit]

English warm-up match (Barbarians)[edit]

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 test[edit]

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)

Notes:

Second test[edit]

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 also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Billy Vunipola withdraws from Lions squad". englandrugby.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
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  5. ^ "England squad assemble ahead of Barbarians clash". englandrugby.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Uncapped Players Named in Argentina Roster for England and Georgia - Americas Rugby News". www.americasrugbynews.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
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  8. ^ "England's Old Mutual Wealth fixtures confirmed for 2017". 14 December 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
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  10. ^ "Pumas to Face Georgia at the Estadio 23 de Agosto in June". 2 January 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
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