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Hello again, @sonjahaha here, welcoming you to our live rugby coverage of the second Test between Argentina & England in Santa Fe. Denny Solomona's last-minute try gave England a narrow 38-34 win in the first Test last weekend. Stay tuned to see if England can make it 2-0 or if Los Pumas can get their revenge & level the series.

England have made three changes since last week's epic win, former skipper Chris Robshaw back in the starting XV while Sam Underhill debuts & Piers Francis starts at inside centre.

England XV: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Henry Slade, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Danny Care, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Sam Underhill, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 Charlie Ewels, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Harry Williams, 2 Dylan Hartley (c), 1 Ellis Genge.

Argentina have made just one change as Ramiro Moyano will start in place of Matias Moroni.

Argentina XV: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Ramiro Moyano, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerónimo de la Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Agustín Creevy, 1 Lucas Noguera Paz.

Here is a pic confirming the England line-up:

And here is a pic confirming the Argentina line-up:

TV coverage is just starting... Predictions? With 30 players unavailable for England, Argentina should be favourites... But so we thought last weekend, & look what happened... :-o :-D

John Lacey (Ireland) is the man with the whistle. Nigel Owens (Wales) & Egon Seconds (South Africa) are his assistants with Aaron Paterson (New Zealand) the TMO. BTW: 2009 was the last time Argentina beat England claiming a 24-22 victory in Salta.

And the visitors kick off the action!