If you didn’t tune into last night’s match between Argentina and England at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario then we are truly sorry for you. England triumphed with a last gasp Denny Solomona try to beat the Pumas 38-34 in what was an incredible game of running rugby.
Although the match will have most defence coaches tearing their hair out, for the neutral or for who anyone who enjoys off-the-cuff, running rugby, it was a sight to behold and well worth the two hours of your time. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the performance from an English point of view was how Eddie Jones’ young side did not falter when they received setback after setback throughout the game – they kept going and were led by the brilliant George Ford.
One man, however, grabbed all the headlines and that was Sale Sharks’ Denny Solomona. The rugby league convert scored an incredible last-gasp try on his England debut to snatch victory from Argentina. However, before Solomona received all the plaudits he was certainly the villain as he got caught out for two of Argentina’s tries in the second half after making his introduction.
Most notably for Joaquin Tuclet’s 53rd-minute score which you can see below.
It certainly drew the ire of people watching the game.
Argentina playing some great stuff. But Denny Solomona's defence is so bad.
— Colin McBride (@colin_a_mcbride) June 10, 2017
On the flip side, Denny Solomona is getting a chastening introduction to international rugby, badly exposed in defence a few times now
— Tom Rouse (@trouse11) June 10, 2017
However, when England needed a man to step up with a bit of brilliance, Solomona duly obliged and won the game with this scintillating try.
— Sale Sharks🦈 (@SaleSharksRugby) June 11, 2017
Jones said after the game that he doesn’t mind his young, inexperienced players making mistakes as long as they do their best to learn from them and keep going regardless. That seems to have certainly applied to Solomona who hopefully will only get better in an England shirt.
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