12 min: Argentina scrum on the England 22, which takes a while to set up. “A little less talking and a little more scrummaging, please lads,” says Nigel Owens, admonishing both sets of forwards.
TRY! England 5-3 Argentina
England hit back immediately. A drive to the Argentina line after a good take from Mario Itoje was stopped illegally. With a penalty to fall back on, England have a freebie and play the ball out to the wing. Jonny May goes over in the corner after George Ford had drawn two tacklers before finding his teammate out by the touchline. Owen Farrell pulls his conversion wide from the left upright.
England 0-3 Argentina: Benjamin Urdapilleta ahead with the penalty. England are behind, but things could be worse for them.
6 min: With England under extreme pressure, Elliot Daly puts in a brilliant tackle to prevent Santiago Carreras going over in the corner. Referee Nigel Owens takes Owen Farrell to one side and points out three different penalties his team could have conceded in the build-up to that tackle. Argentina get one of those penalties for a no-arms tackle by Kyle Sinckler. Owens tells Farrell to warn his players that there's a yellow card in the post.
4 min: Two brilliant kicks from Argentina after a knock-on from Billy Vunipola. First Urdapilleta sends Matias Moroni on his way with the ball in the hand with an excellent kick from deep. The winger makes serious ground up the center and kicks for the English try line. It's a foot race between him and Jonny May, which the Englishman wins. He gathers and brings the ball over his own line before touching down. Excellent stuff from Argentina, who has a five-meter scrum.
2 min: A box kick from Argentina scrum-half Tomas Cubelli and Argentina are penalized for offside as they chase the dropping ball. England win a line-out on halfway as Urdapilleta puts the ball into touch.
England v Argentina is go …
1 min: Nigel blows his whistle and Benjamin Urdapilleta kicks off for Argentina. Ben Youngs takes the ball from the back of the ensuing ruck and kicks up the field. Argentina take possession and go through the phases as they make their way up the center of the pitch.
Here we go: The sides make their way out on the pitch, England's players wearing red shirts with navy shoulders, navy shorts and red and navy socks. Argentina’s wear light blue and white striped socks, white shorts and light bluer and white striped socks. They line up either side of referee Nigel Owens and his team of match officials for the national anthems.
Not too long now: We're brought into the bowels of the stadium, where Argentina’s players are leaving the dressing room. The substitutes are making a ferocious din, geeing up the starting XV as they prepare for this do-or-die game. Anything less than victory will reduce the status of their match against the USA next week to that of dead rubber. After a week's worth of one-sided contests in this Rugby World Cup, here's hoping we get a closely fought contest here.
For me, Clive: “If every single player plays at their optimum level, England should win this game,” says Sir Clive Woodward in his role as pundit on ITV. It's a controversial opinion and no mistake. Clive is in the studio with his fellow World Cup winners Lawrence Dallaglio and Jonny Wilkinson.
Argentina team news
Head coach Mario Ledesma must mastermind victory over England today if his side are to have any chance of making the quarter-finals. He has made just one change to the team that started their most recvent game against Togo, with No8, Javier Ortega Desio replacing Tomas Lezana at the back of the scrum. Fly-half Nicolas Sanchez is not in the match day 23, despite not missing an Argentina game since October 2016. Benjamin Urdapilleta will be pulling the strings today.
Argentina: 15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Moroni Woods, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente, 11 Santiago Carreras, 10 Benjamin Urdapilleta, 9 Cubelli Toms, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Julian Montoya, 3 Juan Figallo, 4 Guido Petti, 5 Tomas Lavanini , 6 Pablo Matera (captain), 7 Marcos Kremer, 8 Javier Ortega Desio.
Replacements: 16 Agustin Creevy, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Santiago Medrano, 19 Matias Alemanno, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Lucas Mensa, 23 Bautista Delguy.
England team news
Having rotated his squad for England's win over the USA, Eddie Jones reverts back to something approaching his strongest starting XV. With a full squad to choose from, he makes a change to the side that beat Tonga in their opening match, with Saracens' George Kruis coming in for Courtney Lawes in the second row.
England: 15 Elliot Daly, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Owen Farrell (c), 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Ben Youngs, 1 Joe Marler, 2 Jamie George, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 4 Maro Itoje, 5 George Kruis , 6 Tom Curry, 7 Sam Underhill, 8 Billy Vunipola.
Replacements: 16 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17 Mako Vunipola, 18 Dan Cole, 19 Courtney Lawes, 20 Lewis Ludlam, 21 Willi Heinz, 22 Henry Slade, 23 Jack Nowell.
Eddie Jones speaks: While England are white-hot favorites to win comfortably today, their head coach is not taking today's opponents lightly. They are desperate to win, after all. “Argentina based their game on the scrum,” he says. “It's a test of manlihood so you have to take them up front – scrum, maul, ruck attack, ruck defense. That's where it will be won. ”
He is, however, pleased with his own team's preparations. “Everyone trained really well this morning,” he said yesterday. “They're looking fit, fast, brutal and ready to go. There are no last minute messages. The players are well prepared. They know what to do, now they just have to go out there and do it. ”
Pool C: England v Argentina
The Tokyo Stadium is the venue for England’s match against Argentina. WIth two wins from two under their belts, victory for Eddie Jones’s men will all but secure their place in the quarter-finals. Following their opening defeat by France, Argentina must win to keep their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages alive. Kick-off is at 9am (BST), but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.