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.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees told GRTV after the win in Brive that the game could have been a tough one to get up for, but that his Gloucester team mates did themselves proud on the night and got a big result.
Reflecting on the 31-20 victory in Brive on Thursday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys said that clinching a home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final was the overall aim and duly achieved.
Gloucester may have already clinched a home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys wants his side to finish the pool stages on a winning note in Brive on Thursday evening.
Speaking after Saturday's win, James Hudson was happy to record a bonus-point win against a hugely physical Oyonnax side as Gloucester secured their passage into the European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter Finals
Billy Burns was a try scorer on his first European start for Gloucester and, speaking after the game, admitted that it was good to get the five points although there are still things to work on before the trip to Brive.
Connacht's 30-20 win in La Rochelle on Saturday evening means that they are the third best placed runners up and will come to Kingsholm for the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup in early April.
Gloucester Rugby today confirmed that supporters who have renewed their Club Membership for next season by March 27th 2015 will receive a free ticket for this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final at Kingsholm in April.
It was a bit of an arm wrestle at times, but two tries in each half did the trick for Gloucester as they defeated CA Brive by 31 points to 20 at the Stade Amedee-Domench on Thursday evening to secure top seeding for the quarter-finals.