Billy Hat-trick As England Cruise – Consur 21-41 England

England opened their South American tour in the same vein as they left Twickenham with a convincing win.

It did not start their way, as the Consur took the lead 7-0 with a penalty try. Foden tied it up on twenty minutes and then


Billy Vunipola scored three tries in six minutes and England were off and running eventually racking up a comfortable win 21-41. So a good warm-up for the two tests to come against Argentina. This will not be full on as the Pumas are saving their best for the Championship which comes later in the year against Australia, new Zealand and South Africa. Great that both England and Argentine will therefore blood new prospects who will be around for the World Cup in 2015.

Next up Argentina on the 8 June with Kick-off on Saturday night UK time and live on BBC Two from 20:00.


England: Ben Foden, Jonny May, Luther Burrell, Kyle Eastmond, David Strettle, Stephen Myler, Richard Wigglesworth, Joe Marle, David Paice, Henry Thomas, Courtney Lawes, Kearnan Myall, Tom Wood (capt), Tom Johnson, Billy Vunipola,

Replacements: Rob Buchanan, Alex Corbisiero, Paul Doran Jones, Dave Attwood, Matt Kvesic, Lee Dickson, Freddie Burns, Jonathan Joseph.

Consur XV: Tomas Carrio (Argentina), Belisario Agulla (Argentina), Francisco Sansot (Argentina), Juan Socino (Argentina), Leandro Leivas (Uruguay); Benjamin Madero (Argentina), Tomas Cubelli (capt), (Argentina), Bruno Postiglioni (Argentina), Arturo Avalo (Uruguay), Mario Sagario (Uruguay), Cesar Fruttero (Argentina), Pablo Huete (Chile), Tomas de la Vega (Argentina), Javier Ortega Desio (Argentina), Antonio Ahualli (Argentina)

Replacements: Alejo Corral (Uruguay), Oscar Duran (Uruguay), Nicolas Klapenbach (Uruguay), Diego Magno (Uruguay), Juan Gaminara (Uruguay), Agustin Ormaechea(Uruguay), Mosies Duque (Brasil), Santiago Gbernau (Uruguay)

Referee: JoaquĆ­n Montes (Uruguay)