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England won't get rattled by Pumas: George

 

By Duncan Bech

Jamie George has warned Argentina that their attempts to unsettle England ahead of Saturday's pivotal World Cup showdown in Tokyo could backfire.

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Pumas talisman and former captain Agustin Creevy lit the fuse for the Pool C collision by declaring Eddie Jones' team play "boring" rugby and should be ready for a "war".

England comfortably topped the try-scoring charts in this year's Six Nations and have already crossed 11 times in Japan after posting emphatic wins against Tonga and the USA.

George will line up against Creevy in Tokyo believing his opposite number is mistaken.

"I don't think we play boring rugby. I'm not overly surprised that he's tried to say that, but he's entitled to his opinion and hopefully we'll prove him wrong on Saturday," George said.

"I'm sure he's just trying to rattle us a bit. He's more than welcome to try."

Creevy will become Argentina's most capped player when he makes an 88th Test appearance on Saturday and is regarded by England as the Pumas' "spiritual" leader, a gnarled veteran who carries the fight to opponents.

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The 34-year-old is well versed in English rugby after spending two seasons at Worcester until leaving in 2016 to join Buenos Aires-based Super Rugby franchise the Jaguares.

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