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Ben Morgan takes pride in England's win over Argentina on Saturday

Last Updated: 09/06/13 11:54pm

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England's Ben Morgan in action against Argentina on Saturday

England's Ben Morgan in action against Argentina on Saturday

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Ben Morgan believes the battle to wear an England shirt has become more competitive than ever, following Saturday's 32-3 victory over Argentina.

Although England were not at full strength for the match in Salta, a number of players produced excellent performances, to stake a claim ahead of this autumn's internationals.

With a number of Englishmen currently on tour with the Lions in Australia, plus others such as Chris Ashton and Chris Robshaw being rested, many new faces were given the opportunity to shine in a white shirt in South America.

England have one more Test to come against Argentina, but Morgan - the Gloucester No 8 - said: "We have got a lot of young lads and new people coming in who have been given an opportunity to put their marker down and stake a claim for the shirt.

"The way people are playing at the moment, it is going to make things difficult for people coming back to get back in.

"That's exactly what we want. We want a competitive environment as a team because that is going to drive us to towards our goal of the World Cup in 2015."

As for returning to the international side following injury, Morgan added: "The Six Nations ended prematurely and you just want to explode as you get back on the pitch.

"There is a lot of pent up frustration getting injured and it was great to be involved.

"I was out for about 10 weeks. I had two and a half Premiership games before I came out here, so I was pumped and ready to go."

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