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England drop Semesa Rokoduguni from squad for Argentina match

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Winger Semesa Rokoduguni has been dropped from the England squad to face Argentina despite a man of the match performance against Fiji.

The Bath wing scored two tries in a glorious display against his birth-nation Fiji on the weekend, but the return of more senior players means he is now out of the squad.

Rokoduguni came in for May who was rested after the victory against South Africa, but will not face Argentina, similar to the way he was dropped after his only other cap two years ago.

The Bath man's dropping could be as a result of England conceding three tries in ten minutes either side of half time.

Alex Goode has also been released from the England squad as they bring back their big hitters for a clash against tougher opposition.

Other team news

Joe Launchbury will also miss the clash after receiving a two-game ban for foul play, with George Kruis or Charlie Ewels options to replace him.

Danny Care and Nathan Hughes are injury doubts for the match against the Pumas so there could be a variety of changes to the England setup.

Argentina have received the good news that Nicolas Sanchez has been cleared to play after previously being cited for striking an opponent in the loss to Scotland.

Eddie Jones deploys a drone

Unbeaten coach Eddie Jones deployed a spy in the sky, in the form of a drone after naming his 24 man squad.

Jones was quoted by Sky Sports as saying: “It’s another piece of technology that just helps us accelerate the programme and allows us to have another piece of vision that sees how well we work off the ball.

“In rugby, work off the ball is just so important.”

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