England Under 20s qualified for the semi final of this year's Junior World Championships following a hard-fought 17-16 win over Argentina in a soaked Albany.
The win made it three wins out of three for the English and saw them qualify for the semi-final play offs and set up a tie with Ireland on Sunday.
After making 12 changes from the win over Australia on match day 2, with Billy Burns named amongst the replacements, and Ross Moriarty rested, Nick Walshe's charges came up against the winless Pumas, and faced tough conditions which made handling hard.
Scoring chances were few and far between but England lead 9-6 going into the break as Northampton Saints fly half Sam Olver converted three penalties in the driving rain. Argentina full back Fernandez converted two of his own.
The first try did come for England midway through the second period, and it was a neat finish by George Catchpole who dived over after a well-timed pass from Aaron Morris as the English pack secured turnover ball.
With possession changing hands regularly and conditions causing regular errors, the Pumas roared back, England were reduced to 14 men when Harry Rudkin was yellow carded with the scrum a mess.
Argentina then took advantage and scored following a quick tap, which Fernandez improved and with ten minutes remaining, the Pumas led.
England didn't panic and the introduction of Henry Taylor at scrum half gave them good field position and with the Argentine defence getting desperate, they conceded a penalty which Olver converted easily with a minute left to secure the game for England, and a place in the semi-final.
Speaking to GRTV after the game, Backs Coach Tim Taylor was happy with the squad as they cruised to victory over Treviso. The result wasn't in doubt, but the Cherry and Whites laboured to secure a crucial try bonus point.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby centre Matt Scott is excited to take the field again as the Cherry and Whites look to build on the win in Bayonne when Treviso come to Kingsholm this Saturday.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell admitted this week that the European Rugby Challenge Cup victory in Bayonne was a welcome one, stressed that Benetton Treviso will pose a tough test on Saturday at Kingsholm but that Gloucester are determined to deliver in front of their own fans.
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
Although understandably disappointed at seeing victory slip away at the last minute, Ben Morgan said after the game at Exeter that there were plenty of positives that Gloucester could take from the game.
Speaking after a last-gasp try from Exeter earned the Chiefs a 27-27 draw at Sandy Park on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted to mixed feelings. The game saw him score a try on his 200th competitive appearance for the club, but the frustration from not closing out the win was clear.
Gloucester made it two wins from two outings in this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup as they outplayed Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm to win by 37 points to 8, the bonus point try coming with the final play of the game.