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England remain strong despite being forced to replace

| 07.11.2013

England have made four changes from the team that overcame Australia as Stuart Lancaster’s side prepare to face Argentina in the second of their Autumn Internationals.

Bath’s tight-head David Wilson replaces Dan Cole, Dylan Hartley comes in for Tom Youngs at hooker whilst loose-head Joe Marler and winger Ben Foden have been called-up for injured pair Mako Vunipola and Marland Yarde.

England are 1/9 to continue their momentum against the Pumas with Chris Robshaw’s men priced at 10/11 to overcome a deficit of 14 points on the handicap market.

The Argentinean dressing room has also been shaken up with back-row forward Juan Manuel Leguizamon handed the captaining in the absence of the injured Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe.

The former London Irish number eight will also lead his side out against Wales and Italy this month and has no shortage of experience having been capped 52 times for his country.

Coach Daniel Hourcade, who has only been in the job for a fortnight, has made five alterations in all from the side that were hammered by Australia in the Rugby Championship at the beginning of October.

The Wallabies team that England recently beat 20-13 at Twickenham ran in seven tries in a crushing 54-17 victory that day and it is no surprise to see the new man take action after his  country failed to pick up any wins for the second successive year during the southern hemisphere competition.

The highly-rated youngster Pablo Matera has been switched to the blind-side to cover for Lobbe while Julio Farias Cabello moves from lock to open-side.

The recalled Foden is 9/1 to open the try-scoring and 15/8 to cross the line at anytime whilst opposite winger Chris Ashton is favoured most to add five points first at 8/1.

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Sam Foster