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Match Report: England 39-10 Argentina

Match Report: England 39-10 Argentina

Exeter Chiefs star Jack Nowell scored a try as he made a welcome return from injury in England’s convincing 39-10 win over 14-man Argentina – sealing their place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

England led 15-3 at the break through scores from Jonny May, Elliot Daly and Ben Youngs, while Argentina lost Tomas Lavanini to a red card midway through the half.

A second-half score from George Ford sealed the bonus point while Argentina crossed via Matias Moroni but late tries from Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie settled a comfortable victory.

Argentina led 3-0 early on before Leicester Tigers winger May crossed on the left flank for his seventh England try this year and Lavanini’s 17th-minute red card for a high tackle on Owen Farrell put Los Pumas in deeper trouble.

Daly arced through following strong work by the forwards and scrum-half Youngs sniped over on the stroke of half-time to put England in complete control.

Ford crashed over after the break to seal the bonus point before both Nowell and Mako Vunipola emerged from the bench to complete their returns from injury, with the former jinking through some sloppy Argentina tackling for the fifth try out wide.

That came after Moroni had got Los Pumas’ first try but the final word was England’s as Chiefs hooker Cowan-Dickie dotted down off the back of a driving maul to send Eddie Jones’s men into the last eight with a game to spare.

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