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England out to tame Pumas

13 October 2009

  • England face Argentina on November 14 in Investec Challenge game
  • Tickets are still available to see Jonny Wilkinson and co take on the Pumas

Matthew Tait of England tries to avoid Argentina's Santiago Fernandez during the second test in June 2009

Photo: Getty Images

England will be out to tame the Pumas as they bid to extend their three-match Twickenham winning run on Saturday, November 14 (kick off 2.30pm).

Martin Johnson’s side face Argentina at Fortress Twickenham next month with the scalps of Italy, France and Scotland under their belt and are now looking to extend the sequence in The Investec Challenge Series.

England beat the Pumas 37 – 15 at Old Trafford in June but a week later on home soil Argentina turned the tables with a 24 – 22 victory at Salta. 

Now in a forerunner of England’s first match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup there is everything to play for back at Twickenham.

After playing Australia the week before, England face the challenge of an Argentina side that finished third in the 2007 Rugby World Cup and who have recently been invited to join the Tri-Nations in 2012.

The test represents a rare opportunity for families and friends to sample the unique Twickenham atmosphere, and with the likes of British and Irish Lions duo Ugo Monye, Tom Croft and 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson in contention for the starting XV, there will be no shortage of action to excite the fans.

England Team Manager, Martin Johnson said: “The Pumas are an extremely gifted side and they are ahead of England in the world rankings on merit.

“Argentina proved again in the summer what an excellent side they are. Like all of the England squad and the fans – who I am sure will create a really good atmosphere – I am looking forward to the game on November 14.”

England has played their Argentine counterparts 14 times since their first meeting in May 1981, winning nine times, losing four and drawing once.

Tickets for the Investec Challenge Series match between England and Argentina are available priced at £45 and £65 for adults and £10 for under 16s.

 For booking information, please visit the England versus Argentina event page.