Rugby World Cup: England scrum is our weapon, Eddie Jones warns Argentina

Eddie Jones expects to take the battle to Argentina from the scrum at the Rugby World Cup Pool C match of Saturday as England prepare to find serious in their bid to maintain a second Webb Ellis trophy.
England have created a start to the tournament with bonus-point wins over Tonga and the USA to top the pool, but now face their initial tier-one resistance in the Pumas.
They come up against an Argentina side in urgent need of a win to maintain their World Cup dreams alive using dropped about the opening weekend to France. Coached by former hooker Mario Ledesma, Argentina have attempted to create their formidable scrum a push .
Ledesma has made repairing issues up since Argentina conceded three tries from scrums in a 28-17 loss to Ireland in Dublin last November, but Jones is keen to take the Pumas on in their very own game.
It is going to be a gigantic evaluation on Saturday and they havent scrummed against us yet, Jones said in Tokyo on Thursday.
We believe our scrum may be true weapon for us hold onto your chairs.
The scrum of england is going to be aided by the return from injury of prop Mako Vunipola, albeit around the seat. Loosehead Vunipola had surgery after tearing his hamstring from the bone in early May and has played just 17 minutes of rugby since.
England is going to be eager to prevent any aggravation of the accident on Saturday, therefore Joe Marler retains the No 1 top with Vunipola inclined to come on at the next half.
Apart from that, England will seem down to bed key combinations for the effort before the final pool match against France and the knockout stages to come.
While the back-row and the ability of Makos brother Billy Vunipola combine the mobility of Tom Curry and flankers Sam Underhill George Kruis and maro Itoje line up for the first time this championship collectively in the second row.
Jones admitted choice was one of the toughest decisions.
We have got four quality back-rowers that are there, all competing for a spot, said the Australian. Curry and Underhill, particularly given the conditions, we believe will be useful in terms of the competition in the breakdown.
[Lewis] Ludlam has just impressed us at the World Cup with his power, his enthusiasm but Mark Wilson is unfortunate not to have selected.

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