Nathan Hughes went over for the first try of the match after a piece of magic by George Ford.
England made the most of a yellow card for Argentina full-back Joaquín Tuculet to score the game’s opening try.
After some lovely interplay between Mako Vunipola and Ford, the Leicester pivot floats out a beautifully weighted long pass to the Wasps number 8 prowling out on the wing.
Showing good hands to take the pass, the powerful backrower steps inside, going through Emilio Boffelli and Juan Martin Hernandez’s tackles to crash over for a fine try.
Telescopic arm from Hughes ?
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But the main talking point of the first-half was former Cardiff Blues back Tuculet’s controversial yellow card.
Going up to contest a ball with England full-back Mike Brown, he accidentally caught the Harlequins man’s arm, and a result dragging him down to the floor with Brown banging his head on the ground and having to be taken off.
There was no malice in the challenge but referee Marius van der Westhuizen after consulting with the video official, decided it was a yellow card with Eddie Jones’ men making the most of their numerical advantage with Hughes touching down just minutes later.
Hefin Jones, Pundit Arena