Jones hails young side after thrilling England win


England head coach Eddie Jones lauded the character shown by his young side after they secured a stunning last-gasp victory over Argentina.

Denny Solomona went from zero to hero on Saturday, capping his international rugby union debut with a dramatic 79th-minute try to see England to a 38-34 win in San Juan.

Solomona was among a number of England debutants due to many of Jones' leading players away on British and Irish Lions duty in New Zealand.

Having been guilty of two missed tackles which resulted in two Argentina tries, Solomona redeemed himself with a sensational solo try as the final whistle loomed against the Pumas.

Speaking afterwards, Jones said: "What we did show was real team ethic. Our young guys came into a difficult situation, we were chasing the game. They did their job brilliantly which is just fantastic.

"The other thing I liked was that young guys made mistakes but they didn't dwell on those mistakes. That's when you know you have players worth persevering with when they can bounce back.

"I've always thought England has had good players and I'm even more impressed about the youth coming through."

Jones added: "It's a great result but we are disappointed with our performance. We gave them too many points. There were a lot of turnovers and in a game like that you are always going to get opportunities to attack. 

"Their maul was good and their scrum was excellent and I'm sure next week they will be even better. It was a bit of old fashioned Puma rugby.

"I thought it was a great game of rugby. For the vast majority of the game Argentina were in control and looked more threatening and so our ability to stick with them and then take our opportunities and turn them into points was excellent. That is what test rugby is about."