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England 29-30 Argentina: Autumn Nations Series Rugby Union – Live

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Montoya, the Argentina captain, speaks: “Really proud. I just want to say thank you to all the people in Argentina and all the people who came here [to watch]

“Really proud of the team, of the union … we are working really hard … there is no magic, it’s just hard work. We need to keep on working and keep grinding and that’s the only way you can improve.

“Michael is a world-class coach … he’s part of this process … I’m very proud to wear these colours … we are speaking about being resilient and being comfortable when we are uncomfortable.

“Perfection doesn’t exist, not in rugby, you can see there’s lots of mistakes. It’s how you bounce back from mistakes and keep going. I’m really proud of the team.”

The player of the match Boffelli, who scored 25 points including a try, speaks: “Very happy. We are very happy … but tomorrow we will think about Wales. But yes, we are happy.

“We spoke that we must try stay close in the score at half-time.

“Michael Cheika is very important for us. He has experience in international rugby. He is confident in us.

“I’m happy with that [the 25 points] but the whole team played a good game.”

He was exceptional. Metronomic off the kicking tee.

Owen Farrell speaks to Sonja McLaughlan on Amazon Prime: “We talked about some issues that we had on the field [in the post-match huddle] that we didn’t quite manage to address … we need to make sure we don’t drop any confidence from this.”

What were those issues? “Obvious ones from the game. There were scrappy parts of the game … the discipline, we need to make sure we address it properly. We were talking about it on the field, but it wasn’t quite happening.

“We played the game we thought we needed … both teams didn’t really move the ball too well.

“There was some good bits … it felt like it was coming … but we didn’t do the things we needed to do to get in front, and stay in front.”

Montoya, the Argentina captain, is pictured having a chat with his players. And the England captain, Owen Farrell, is now doing the same. There are some depressed-looking faces among the England players. Jack Nowell has his head in his hands.

Marcus Smith had a quiet game at fly-half and in truth England’s attack never really got going. That is Cheika’s first win against Eddie Jones, his old mate from Randwick, in their head-to-head battles across their coaching careers. I think it was 7-0 to Jones before that.

Slade, who knocked the ball on with England looking for a last-minute score, looks intensely annoyed.

Reaction from Jones, Cheika and all coming up, fingers crossed.

Full time! England 29-30 ArgentinaThe Pumas’ first win against England at Twickenham since 2006 – and it was entirely deserved, too.

England showed bright moments but, overall, it was a lacklustre effort.

Argentina celebrate at full-time after beating England 29-30. Photograph: Jed Leicester/REX/Shutterstock79 min: Slade knocks on trying to burst on to a pass in midfield … Argentina will have a scrum at least, they are surely home with a one-point win?

78 min: There are 90 seconds left as the players pack down for this scrum … and England win a free-kick! They try to run it from their 22.

78 min: England now get the scrum put-in but they are pinned back a couple of metres from their own line. Time is running out.

76 min: Heyes is penalised at the latest scrum. Interestingly, Argentina kick for the corner. Boffelli would surely have nailed the penalty … but perhaps they want to eat up more time.

74 min: The fly-half Carreras attempts an outrageous drop-goal and it smacks straight into (I think) Joe Heyes, another England replacement. Argentina will have the scrum again.

75 min: Argentina get a scrum, then get a penalty at that scrum. They kick for the left corner. Jack Willis is on for England, one of the unfortunate players who has lost his job after the collapse of Wasps.

74 min: It feels unlikely, somehow, that either team is going to add another try. A penalty would win it for England … or indeed a drop goal. Another penalty for Boffelli and Argentina would surely be safe.

71 min: Henry Slade and Mako Vunipola are on for England now. Ruiz and Orlando on for the Pumas. England attack into the opposition 22 but are penalised for crossing and Argentina can clear.

Penalty! 70 min: England 29-30 Argentina (Boffelli)That was never in doubt, Boffelli starts the ball outside the right-hand post and draws it back in with precision.

68 min: Sinckler is penalised for going off his feet and not rolling away in the tackle area. Boffelli will have another kick at the posts. Eddie Jones is pictured up in the stand while Michael Cheika is shown walking down the stairs, presumably heading for the touchline.

Penalty! 66 min: England 29-27 Argentina (Farrell)Argentina stray offside and Farrell punishes them off the kicking tee yet again. As we approach the final 10 minutes, England lead, but we look to have a nervous finish on our hands. Of course, it not being the actual World Cup, Eddie Jones will say it didn’t matter anyway should England lose.

Farrell converts his kick after being awarded a penalty. Photograph: Dan Mullan/RFU/The RFU Collection/Getty ImagesPenalty! 63 min: England 26-27 Argentina (Boffelli)It’s from 40metres or so, but Boffelli strikes the ball confidently and through the sticks. The wing has 22 of Argentina’s 27 points at this stage. He’s striking the ball beautifully off the tee.

62 min: Now it’s Cowan-Dickie’s turn to have a rush of blood. He charges into an off-the-ball tackle and Boffelli can kick to restore a one-point lead for Argentina.

Penalty! 60 min: England 26-24 Argentina (Farrell)Kodelo off, Bello on for Argentina. England have the ball at a ruck, and a senseless challenge from Gallo coughs up a penalty for England in front of the posts that Farrell converts. Silly from Argentina, that.

58 min: Jack van Poortlviet was on the field for less than 30 seconds before scoring that try. Hashtag impact.

57 min: Sam Simmonds is now on for B Vunipola, for England. Lavanini has gone off for Argentina, with Facundo Isa on in his place.

Try! 55 min: England 23-24 Argentina (Jack van Poortlviet)He came on for Youngs seconds earlier, and I didn’t have time to write the update about the replacement before he scores a try.

England make inroads towards the Argentina 22. Van Poortlviet, the Leicester Tigers man, sees a glimpse of space in behind and makes a sprint for the try-line. There are two defenders converging on him as he nears the line, one from either side, but neither can stop him and that’s a fantastic opportunistic try by the 21-year-old scrum-half. Farrell converts and it’s back to a one-point game.

Jack van Poortlviet celebrates after scoring. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/ReutersTry! 50 min: England 16-24 Argentina (Santiago Carreras)There is a long TMO check after Gallo attempts to tackle Farrell and the ball goes loose … Farrell is arguing for a knock-on by Gallo, after Carreras runs the ball in for a solo try from near halfway, outpacing Steward in a straight sprint.

There are several replays of the previous tackle on Farrell, and one angle suggests Gallo may have got a small nick on the ball with his left knuckle. But the officials decide it’s not conclusive and award the try, which looks the right decision from here. Boffelli converts and Argentina have an eight-point lead.

Carreras goes over for a try. Photograph: Frankie Okeeffe/PPAUK/REX/Shutterstock49 min: Warming up a bit now. Cokanasiga storms into the Argentina 22 and finds Smith, who is scragged as he makes a dart for the posts. The pitch is still wet but there is no rain in the air and the players can play a bit of rugby.

Try! 46 min: England 16-17 Argentina (Boffelli)A stunning score. Argentina achieve some field position following the scrum penalty and they sweep down the left wing. After a brilliant pop pass by Moroni in midfield, Carreras, the No 10, fizzes a lovely pass to Boffelli, who runs straight and hard for the corner and touches down. He misses the conversion attempt but that was a superb try and Argentina lead.

Boffelli scores Argentina’s first try. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images/ReutersBoffelli celebrates with teammates. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images/Reuters44 min: Argentina win a penalty at the latest scrum. They celebrate. Genge is angry about something, perhaps something that was said, or was it pushing and shoving? The referee has a word with Lavanani. “We don’t need that,” he says. I guess he was trying to provoke Genge after the penalty.

42 min: Jonny Hill spoils Argentina’s lineout ball. Itoje looks happy with that. In the next phase, Steward does brilliantly to dive and catch an Argentina clearing kick, and offload to Cokanasiga while sliding along the turf in one smooth movement.

41 min: Youngs tries an early kick over the top down the right wing. De La Fuente, the No 12, grabs it and clears, although his kick is half-charged down.

Second half kick-off!We are back under way.

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