QBE Internationals: Ben Morgan looking for England start against Argentina at Twickenham

By Paul Higham Twitter: @SkySportsPaulH.   Last Updated: 08/11/13 1:21pm

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Ben Morgan: Takes part during an England training at Pennyhill Park

Ben Morgan: Takes part during an England training at Pennyhill Park

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Ben Morgan is relishing the chance to have another go at Argentina after finding out first-hand how tough they are to play against over the summer.

The Gloucester number eight came off the bench during England's win against Australia on Saturday as they started their QBE International campaign on a winning note.

It was a tough win for Stuart Lancaster's men but the manner of their victory has given them a big lift going into the second match of the autumn against the Pumas on Saturday.

"It's a very positive atmosphere in the camp, it was a good start to our campaign with the win over Australia and we're looking to back it up against Argentina," Morgan told Sky Sports News Radio.

"We've trained well this week and feeling positive going into the weekend.

Perfect start

"It's exactly the start we wanted, there's always rustiness having been away for so long with our clubs, and obviously there are things to tighten up on and we know we have to in the coming games.

"We're looking to make more opportunities for our attack to make space and go out there and score some tries. But there's also the set piece as we know Argentina are a real force in that area."

Morgan was delighted to get the chance to play at Twickenham, with any appearance at England's HQ being a welcome one, but he will continue to push for a starting spot.

"It's always a pleasure to get on the field at Twickenham - I'm grateful for any time I get whether starting or off the bench. I'd rather be starting but you take what you given and I'm very happy to be involved in a win against Australia.

"It was my first game against them so I guess I'm one up on them!

"You're not in the squad to be happy to sit on the bench you always want to push for that place. If I get given my opportunity then I'm ready to take it - but it's up to the coaches to pick the side."

Puma challenge

Argentina have a new coach and are changing the way they try and play, but as they keep improving they have maintained their strength in the forwards.

After playing for England out in Argentina in the summer Morgan is fully aware if the challenge they present.

"They've just got a new coach so they'll be experimenting with different things, you can't look too much at results you have to look at the way they play - they're changing the way they're playing.

"They're getting much better and it's going to be a big physical challenge, I can speak from the summer playing out there they were both really physical games.

"They're a massively proud nation and that really lifts them going into a game - there's a lot of emotion, a lot of passion and you really notice that when you play in their back yard.

"So I'm looking forward to have an opportunity to have another go at them."

Get the latest behind-the-scenes news from Ben Morgan and his England teammates with O2 Inside Line, the weekly show from O2 - proud sponsor of England Rugby - and the RFU, at www.O2InsideLine.com

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