Tom May's three to watch - England v Argentina

  • England play Argentina on Saturday
  • Find out who Jones picked for second Test
  • Tom May won two caps for England in 2009

Last week’s Test match made for fantastic viewing, end-to-end stuff, and I’d love to see more of the same on Saturday night.

But a win is the most important thing, and so long as Eddie Jones' men sure up some of the areas they allowed Los Pumas to take advantage of in the first Test, England can get a 2-0 series win.

Piers Francis - centre

"I thought Francis did really well when he came on last week, especially in terms of what he did in the build-up to George Ford and Denny Solomona's tries. I think that was just a glance at what he is capable of, and perhaps the reason Eddie Jones has fast-tracked him into the system.

"In terms of organisation, I’d like to see him come in and boss the players around him; that confidence will rub off on the back division. He also provides another tactical kicking option. 

"Clearly he’s another ball player, and has an ability to bring others into the game. This is something England thrive on, and they look best when they have two ball players manipulating space and looking to put runner options through gaps. I think Francis brings that to the table and it’ll be interesting to see how he goes."

George Ford - fly-half 

"In last weekend’s win, Ford looked more like the player we know he can be, and it was great seeing him kick from the tee so well.

"He brings a lot of threat to the opposition line because he takes the ball flat and he’s quick. I’d like to see more of the same from him on Saturday; he can be just as much a threat as the guys outside him.

"There’s no doubt Ford can be sensational, we just need to see that consistency in his game, and Saturday gives him the opportunity to build on that performance and take his game to another level."

Sam Underhill - flanker

"Underhill is someone Eddie Jones will be very keen to see the best of.

"In terms of his role on Saturday night, it will be stopping Argentina from getting quick ball, which is key to delaying the likes of Sanchez running the ball.

"But Sam is very good at doing that; he’s a big guy with a low centre of gravity, so is difficult to shift. It’s a good opportunity for him to show what he's about against tough opposition in that Argentina backrow.

"Tom Curry played really well last weekend, and set the bar, but Underhill is a young guy himself and has a chance to step-up and make a case for himself as a regular starter.

"It’s also a good opportunity for Jones to see how much strength-in-depth he has available to him. In terms of being able to compete with the best, it’s all about the depth you have, and whether or not you have players that can seamlessly fit in. This tour has been a good gauge of that." 


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