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Eddie Jones tells England players of final chance for World Cup squad

• England coach: ‘80% of World Cup squad will be from August squad’
• George Ford shines in Argentina and Denny Solomona saves face

After San Juan there should be no need to talk up Santa Fe. Argentina and England put on one of the more exhilarating matches of modern times, a try-laden festival of dynamic rugby that twisted this way and that right up to the last, when Denny Solomona’s brilliant solo score tilted the balance one final time in favour of England.

It was an extraordinary exhibition of skill and nerve by an England side shorn of 30 players. Ten new caps were blooded, the most by England since 1956. By any rational measure they ought to be well satisfied, the second Test next weekend no more than a bonus opportunity to play a bit more rugby before a well-earned rest at the end of a long season. But Eddie Jones does not do satisfied. Already he has defied his put-upon youngsters to seize this last opportunity if they want to stand a chance of making the 2019 World Cup.

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