BBC to screen Argentina v England summer Tests

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The BBC has picked up the rights to broadcast live coverage of England’s rugby union tour to Argentina in June.

Eddie Jones’ men will face the Pumas in two Tests on the tour, at Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan on Saturday, June 10 and Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez, Sante Fe, a week later, both of which will be shown live on BBC Two.

England have not lost to Argentina since 2009 and have only ever been beaten by them four times in 20 Tests, with the tourists having won the last meeting between the two sides, a 27-14 victory at Twickenham last November.

They will be captained on the tour by Dylan Hartley, who was left out of the British and Irish Lions squad that will tour New Zealand this summer.

Other Lions absentees due to travel to Argentina include Joe Launchbury, James Haskell, Chris Robshaw and Mike Brown, with the squad also comprising of 15 uncapped players.

Recently England and Argentina were drawn in the same pool for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, with France completing the group.

The BBC also covered the corresponding summer Test series between the two nations in 2013.

Both tests of the 2017 tour will be broadcast live on BBC Two on June 10 and June 17 at 8.00pm, with both matches kicking off at 8.15pm.

Jason Mohammad will present live coverage from the BBC’s Salford studios with analysis from Sir Clive Woodward and Jeremy Guscott, while match commentary comes from Eddie Butler and Andy Robinson.

As well as live TV coverage on BBC Two, coverage will also be streamed live online via the BBC Sport website and app.

SATURDAY 10th JUNE

Argentina v England
1st Test: San Juan
LIVE  8.00pm-10.30pm

20:15

SATURDAY 17th JUNE

Argentina v England
2nd Test: Santa Fe
LIVE  8.00pm-10.30pm

20:15

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