LONDON England coach Eddie Jones on Thursday delivered a staunch defence of his side's display against Argentina last week but accepted they faced a stiffer challenge against Australia on Saturday after making three changes to his team.
Nicolas Sanchez will return at flyhalf for Argentina in place of veteran Juan Martin Hernandez in one of four changes to the Pumas’ starting line-up to face Italy in Florence on Saturday.
Italy opted for consistency on Thursday as they named an unchanged side to take on Argentina in Florence on Saturday after a narrow win over Fiji last weekend.
Diego Maradona criticised the faltering Argentina team on Wednesday and appealed for another chance at managing the national side.
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is hopeful of returning from injury in time for the side's Champions League tie early next month, the Argentina international has said.
MOSCOW Argentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed in the dressing room at halftime before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria after taking a two-goal lead in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.
PARIS The president of Air France-KLM Jean-Marc Janaillac has expressed "indignation" at the detention of members of a flight crew in Argentina and referred the matter to the French Foreign Ministry.
LONDON England head coach Eddie Jones has apologised for swearing on television after Saturday's stuttering win over Argentina -having received a telling-off from his 93-year-old mother.
England prop Mako Vunipola has warned that his team must improve rapidly after an underwhelming 21-8 win over Argentina or get ripped apart by a ruthless Australian team on Saturday.
LONDON England got their November international series off to a victorious but hardly glorious start on Saturday when they forced their way past Argentina 21-8 at Twickenham in a stuttering game with barely any flowing rugby.
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