Eddie Jones
Eddie Jones believes that Argentina were "probably the second-best side in the Rugby Championship" this year David Rogers/Getty Images

England welcome Argentina to Twickenham for their penultimate 2016 autumn international Test match on Saturday afternoon (26 November).

Where to watch

England vs Argentina kicks off at 14.30 GMT. Live coverage of the fixture is available on Sky Sports 2 HD from 14.00.


Having ended their 10-year hoodoo against South Africa and emphatically dispatched of Fiji, England have now won 11 consecutive Tests since Eddie Jones replaced Stuart Lancaster as head coach in November 2015. With a Six Nations Grand Slam triumph and a memorable series whitewash of Australia already in the books, the hosts are now seeking successive wins over Argentina and the Wallabies in order to see out the calendar year unbeaten and also close in further on the record of 14 successive wins set by Sir Clive Woodward's World Cup winners back in 2003.

Following that nine-try, 58-14 shellacking of the Pacific Islanders, Jones has made four changes to his team in preparation for an entirely different challenge. Semesa Rokoduguni has controversially been dropped once again despite scoring a brace last weekend, with Jonny May back after a rest. The impressive Elliot Daly retains his position on the left wing, while first-choice lock George Kruis replaces the suspended Joe Launchbury after recovering quicker than expected from ankle surgery. Alex Goode gives way to regular full-back Mike Brown and Tom Wood returns at openside flanker, with Teimana Harrison dropping to the bench.

George Kruis
George Kruis will partner Courtney Lawes in the second row David Rogers/Getty Images

For Argentina, a visit to Twickenham represents the final fixture of a gruelling year in which they finished bottom of the ferociously competitive southern hemisphere Rugby Championship having once again only managed to win one solitary match - a historic 26-24 defeat of the crisis-stricken Springboks in Salta. They did, however, manage to give the dominant All Blacks a run for their money before having their commendably stubborn resistance broken after half-time.

Beginning their autumn travels with a comfortable victory over Japan in Tokyo, the powerful Pumas, who will be trying to improve their ranking ahead of next year's 2019 World Cup draw, were then narrowly beaten by Wales and lost 19-16 to Scotland courtesy of a last-gasp penalty from Greig Laidlaw.

Daniel Hourcade has made three alterations of his own, with Leonardo Senatore starting at number eight instead of Facundo Isa and Tomas Cubelli taking over scrum-half duties from Martin Landajo. With Nicolas Sanchez nursing an ankle injury, Juan Martin Hernandez switches to 10 and Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias takes up the mantle at inside centre.


England: 15. Mike Brown, 14. Jonny May, 13. Jonathan Joseph, 12. Owen Farrell, 11. Elliot Daly, 10. George Ford, 9. Ben Youngs; 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Dylan Hartley (c), 3. Dan Cole, 4. Courtney Lawes, 5. George Kruis, 6. Chris Robshaw, 7. Tom Wood, 8. Billy 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.

Tomas Cubelli
Tomas Cubelli will start at scrum-half against England Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Argentina: 15. Joaquin Tuculet, 14. Matias Orlando, 13. Matias Moroni, 12. Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias, 11. Santiago Cordero, 10. Juan Martin Hernandez, 9. Tomas Cubelli; 1. Lucas Noguera, 2. Agustin Creevy (c), 3. Ramiro Herrera, 4. Guido Petti, 5. Matias Alemanno, 6. Pablo Matera, 7. Javier Ortega Desio, 8. Leonardo Senatore.

Replacements: 16. Julian Montoya, 17. Santiago Garcia Botta, 18. Enrique Pieretto, 19. Facundo Isa, 20. Tomas Lezana, 21. Martin Landajo, 22. Jeronimo de la Fuente, 23. Juan Pablo Estelles

What the coaches say

Eddie Jones: "They were probably the second best team in the Rugby Championship. We are playing a very good side that we know if they scent any sense of complacency in us, they'll be all over us like a rash. They've played some fantastic rugby and any team that stretches the All Blacks for 50 minutes is a really good team. They did that in the summer with some wonderful rugby.

"In terms of results, they dropped off towards the end of the Championship and they probably had some fatigue. But fatigue tends to go out the window when you know you're going back to a six-week holiday because this is their last game of the year. They out All-Blacked the All Blacks and to do that you have to be pretty good."

Daniel Hourcade
Daniel Hourcade is hoping to break England's winning record on Saturday Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Daniel Hourcade: "Without taking credit away from Eddie Jones, England have been making a lot of progress over the last few years - of course, he is giving something good to the team but England have been working very well for a while.

"There are no perfect teams. But to find and take advantage of that weakness you have to play very well without making mistakes. On the other hand, records are meant to be broken. We hope we can break this record on Saturday. England have always had this. Is it not a question of envy. They have always had a very good structure and now they are taking advantage of that structure that they used to have."