Courtney Lawes
Lawes will prove crucial to England's hopes.

England face Argentina in the second match of the QBE international series at Twickenham.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is at 2:30pm and is live on Sky Sports 2HD on Saturday 9 November.

Live commentary is available on BBC Radio Five Live. Highlights are on BBC Three at 7:30pm and repeated on Sunday, 10 November on BBC Two at 11am


After defeating Australia in unconvincing fashion, Stuart Lancaster's side take on Argentina for the third time in 2013, after the pair's two-match summer series. England won both matches and will be looking for a sixth successive win at Twickenham against the Pumas who are led for the first time by Daniel Hourcade.

Lancaster, without Christian Wade, Marland Yarde and Ben Youngs due to injury, has made four changes from the win over Australia, with Ben Foden coming in on the wing while the front row has seen a complete overhaul.

Despite Alex Corbisiero's recovery, Joe Marler and David Wilson will play at prop with Dylan Hartley installed at hooker. Danny Care comes onto the bench in place of the injured Youngs, who failed a late fitness test on Friday.

After failing to win any matches in the Rugby Championship, former coach Santiago Phelan Stepped down in October to be replaced by Hourcade ahead of the 2015 World Cup. After taking on England at Twickenham, Argentina take on Wales and Italy during the remainder of their European tour.

Hourcade has looked to experience for his first match in charge, a XV that shows five changes from the 54-17 defeat to Australia in their last outing with 417 caps in total.


England: 15.Mike Brown, 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Joel Tomkins, 12. Billy Twelvetrees, 11. Ben Foden, 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Lee Dickson; 1. Joe Marler, 2. Dylan Hartley, 3. David Wilson, 4. Joe Launchbury, 5. Courtney Lawes, 6. Tom Wood, 7. Chris Robshaw (C), 8. Billy Vunipola

Argentina: 15 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino, 14 Horacio Agulla, 13 Marcelo Bosch, 12 Santiago Fernandez, 11 Juan Imhoff, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Tomas Cubelli; 1 Marcos Ayerza 2 Eusebio Guinazu, 3 Maximiliano Bustos, 4 Mariano Galarza, 5 Patricio Albacete, 6 Pablo Matera, 7 Julio Farias Cabello, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon (C)

What the coaches say:

Stuart Lancaster: "If we can keep our winning record up we'll close the gap. South Africa have to keep winning too. That's why Argentina is a game we must win. I mentioned it as a goal right at the outset and we're actually close to achieving it ahead of schedule.

"The reason I use the rankings as a goal is that I like to set performance goals and outcome goals. Anything you can use to give the players an extra sense of motivation and reason why the next game is important, you use it.

"It's a good measure of our improvement and we want to make sure it's a positive things and we can keep building towards it.''

Daniel Hourcade: "It is important to have experience in as many areas of the field as possible.

"We are building for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and the younger players can learn from the more experienced ones.

"We are going to attack England more than we usually do. England played a tighter game against Australia, but will be more open against us."