Old Mutual Wealth Rugby Match: England vs Argentina At Twickenham
Mr Moggan organised a great trip to Twickenham for our pupils to watch England vs Argentina at Twickenham stadium on Saturday 11th November 2017.
Arriving at Twickenham early Mr Moggan took us for a tour round the outside of the stadium seeing the Webb Ellis Gate, the Core Values Statue and visiting the England club shop before entering the stadium.
Once the game got underway England put the pressure on Argentina from the start. 3 minutes into the game England received a penalty but Ford failed to take advantage and missed. A few minutes later England were awarded another penalty because an Argentinian did not release the player after his tackle, and Ford didn’t disappoint this time by slotting the ball between the two posts. Straight after this Argentina hit back and Underhill was penalised for not rolling away in which Argentina picked out the two posts easily from a penalty to bring it back to a draw at 3-3.
Whilst both teams were trying to gain possession for an attack Mike Brown jumped up for a kick from Argentina but collided with an Argentinian before his feet touched the ground causing Browne to land on his head and being knocked out, retiring for the rest of the game.
After this incident we got to witness great play with England overpowering Argentina and putting them on the back foot close to their try line. Ford picked out Hughes with a long and accurate pass and Hughes powered over the line to score a try, making it 11-3. Ford missed this conversion but scored a penalty shortly after to make up for it. Our number 7, and Mr Moggan’s favourite, Sam Underhill was flying into tackles let right and centre, showing the Argentinians who was boss in the first half!
At half-time England went into the changing rooms feeling confident at 14-3 up.
The start of the second half was uneventful to begin with but England had a couple of chances to score a try. However, at the 67th minute England took their chance and counter-attacked, passing the ball around lovely and probing the weaknesses before Rokoduguni received the ball on the wing and sprinted to the try line to score. Ford took his opportunity scoring the conversion to gain the full 7 points making it 21-3. Argentina were given many more chances to score from penalties but only scored one!
The match ended 21-8 and our pupils thoroughly enjoyed their venture out to watch their country play. They were also a credit to our school by representing us well throughout.