The England Lions rugby union tour of Argentina wraps up on Saturday with the second Test match — a match that will live stream from Santa Fe after England walked away with a thrilling, comeback victory at Estadio CA Colon last weekend. The tourists somehow managed to secure the 38-34 win when 23-year-old New Zealander Denny Solomona — called up to make his debut for the England side — took the ball over the line in the 79th minute.
To find out how two watch a live stream of the Argentina vs. England rugby union international Test match — in the United Kingdom or the United States — see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Argentina Time at the 33,500-seat Estadio CA Colon in Santa Fe, Argentina, on Saturday, June 17. In the United Kingdom, that start time will be 8:15 p.m., while in the United States the match kicks off at 3:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 12:15 p.m. Pacific.
England Coach Eddie Jones, who featured nine other debutantes as well as Solomona last weekend, appears set to make three changes for the second Test on Saturday, with Chris Robshaw returning to the back row, along with Sam Underhill gaining his first cap for England. Both were in Jones’ hoped-for starting lineup for the first Test, but were forced to sit due to injuries.
Jones went with few of his regular players for the Argentina tour, but the coach says that he still expects his team to sweep the two-match tour.
“Despite missing 30 players on this tour, we set out to win the series 2-0,” James said on Friday. “It would be a fantastic achievement for this young and talented squad to do that. On Saturday we want to finish the season, and the halfway point of a four-year World Cup program, on a real high.”
The Rugby World Cup is set to be played in Japan starting in September of 2019. But the draw has already taken place and England will face Argentina in Pool C along with France and teams from the Americas and Oceania.
To watch the Argentina vs. England second rugby union Test match live stream in the United States, use the stream provided by ESPN3, the online-only network of ESPN, at this link, or download the WatchESPN app to watch the Rugby Union matchup on mobile devices. ESPN3 will carry the international rugby showdown from Santa Fe, Argentina, live in the United States, and it is free to subscribers of most major internet service providers and many minor ISPs as well. For a full list, check this link.
Fans who are still unable to log in to ESPN3 can watch the Argentina vs. England game via the Sling TV internet TV package at this link. The package, which includes a variety of channels, including ESPN3, costs $20 per month. But Sling TV offers a seven-day free trial, so subscribers can choose whether or not to keep the service after watching the Pumas vs. Lions stream live online.
In the United Kingdom, fans can watch a live stream as England take on Argentina in the second and final Test of the brief tour using the BBC iPlayer, which can be found at this link. Note that the BBC iPlayer live stream will be available only to fans with IP addresses inside the United Kingdom.
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