ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Friday Oct 27, 2023

England secure bronze medal with narrow victory over Argentina

England secured third place at the 2023 Rugby World Cup with a 26 – 23 victory over Argentina at the Stade de France this evening.

ADVERTISEMENT

In a back and forth contest, England at points looked like pulling away only to be reeled back in by Los Pumas.

Getting out to a 13 – 0 lead within thirteen minutes courtesy of a Ben Earl try and Owen Farrell kicks.

Argentina would score next to get a foothold in the game in the 23rd minute as Emiliano Boffelli knocked over a penalty.

England would strike back to offset this score through Farrell six minutes later in the 29th minute.

Six minutes would begin to become a theme as Los Pumas scored a try in the 35th minute to stay within touching distance at half-time 16 – 10.

Argentina would start the second half with a bang as Santiago Carreras raced away for a try within the opening two minutes which with the conversion gave Los Pumas their first lead.

ADVERTISEMENT

Their joy would short lived England would score one minute later through hooker Theo Dan to regain the lead.

Nicholas Sanchez and Owen Farrell would trade penalties in the remaining time as England secured the victory.

Speaking post match Farrell said, “The back of another six-day turnaround and a narrow loss last week, it was great to win tonight.

“You have to be able to play rugby a few ways and we are developing that and hopefully it will keep improving. I know we will improve. But proud of the effort the lads have put in.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Discussing his retiring teammates Courtney Lawes and Ben Youngs, Farrell said, “It takes a lot of games and a lot of work to stay around this team for that long.”

For his part Youngs spoke passionately about his time in the white shirt saying, “I am delighted for the boys we got the result.

“It was a huge effort last week and then we were fast out of the blocks, we found a rhythm and found a way. We are pleased to end with a win. We wanted to be here tomorrow night, but it is still a nice win tonight.”

On it being his last England performance: “The game has given me so much. I have got huge friendships and bonds not just in this England team, but people I have played against for years.

“I have a bucketload of memories and I am very grateful, so thank you everyone.

“I will have a beer and enjoy myself with the boys tonight.”

Argentina: 15 Juan Cruz Mallia, 14 Emiliano Boffelli, 13 Lucio Cinti, 12 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11 Mateo Carreras, 10 Santiago Carreras, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Facundo Isa, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 5 Pedro Rubiolo, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Francisco Gómez Kodela, 2 Julian Montoya (c), 1 Thomas Gallo
Replacements: 16 Agustín Creevy, 17 Joel Sclavi, 18 Eduardo Bello, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Rodrigo Bruni, 21 Lautaro Bazan Velez, 22 Nicolas Sanchez, 23 Matías Moroni

England: 15 Marcus Smith, 14 Freddie Steward, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Henry Arundell, 10 Owen Farrell (c), 9 Ben Youngs, 8 Ben Earl, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Tom Curry, 5 Ollie Chessum, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Will Stuart, 2 Theo Dan, 1 Ellis Genge
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Bevan Rodd, 18 Dan Cole, 19 David Ribbans, 20 Lewis Ludlam, 21 Danny Care, 22 George Ford, 23 Ollie Lawrence

Comments




Related Articles

  • 25 WEEKS AGO

    Argentina player ratings: Gutsy display from...

  • 25 WEEKS AGO

    England player ratings: Farrell shoulders...

  • 25 WEEKS AGO

    Theo Dan in the centre of 'punch' storm as...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Five of the best tries from the Investec Champions Cup

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth - including the cameraman

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll ever see' in latest match against Exeter

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Baloucoune shows Andy Farrell what he's missing as the winger tears through Harlequins defence

  • 25 WEEKS AGO

    Seriously impressive Courtney Lawes compilation released after England player calls time on international career

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Fiji Drua player Lomani slapped with ban following elbow attack

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The sending off that rocked the Six Nations opener

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    Monster hit from Perrin leaves Bristol Bears player stunned

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Tickets now on sale as World XV set to face France in thrilling encounter

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    '60 metres, plus change' - massive drop goal stuns fans

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Referee makes 'tackle of the season' as he gets too close to the action

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Christian Wade proves he still has the X-factor with 50 metre mazy finish for Racing 92

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Magical sevens try leaves defender stuck in the mud

View All

Funnies

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Louis Rees-Zammit's real reason for NFL move exposed

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    George Ford falls victim to the kickers curse

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Awesome scenes as Blitzbok fan throws down at the HSBC SVNS

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    Mike Philips recounts crazy night Shane Williams tried to fight Warren Gatland

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Shaun Edwards leaves room silent in new Six Nations documentary with French to English transition

View All

Amateur

  • 66 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 66 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 90 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 1 HOUR AGO

    Statement: Finn Russell injury update

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    TJ Perenara equals record as Hurricanes continue perfect season

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Mitch Drummond pays tribute to the Mo'unga family in emotional interview

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Julian Savea rolls back the years with 'bus' style finish

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Saracens announce double retirement as club heads into rebuilding era

View All