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England edge Pumas in rugby thriller

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/06/2017

Kiwi-born code hopper Denny Solomona made a dramatic entrance into international rugby, scoring a last-minute try with his first touch of the ball as England snatched a 38-34 victory over Argentina in San Juan.

The former Super League record-breaking winger was introduced for his debut 10 minutes into the second half with England leading 23-17.

It looked like going horribly wrong as he watched in agony as the Pumas immediately ran in two quick-fire tries to lead 31-23.

The brilliance of George Ford helped his side draw level only for replacement first five-eighth Juan Martin Hernandez to restore Argentina's lead with a drop goal three minutes from the end.

However, there was time for one last, dramatic twist as Joe Launchbury and Blues pivot Piers Francis combined to get Auckland-raised Solomona into space and he produced a trademark decisive finish.

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