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But while Lawes will sit on the sidelines, Palmer will be looking to make the most of his new opportunity, following a 15 minute cameo against the Pumas that saw the Stade Francais man play a part in Ben Youngs’ late try.
And despite facing stiff competition from the likes of Simon Shaw and Louis Deacon, Palmer is hoping he did enough to impress Martin Johnson.
"I knew right from the start that in this World Cup if I wasn't starting the first game there would be the opportunity for me," Palmer said.
"The nature of the World Cup is that there's a squad of players that gets used. Every time you go out, you have to do your best and hopefully the coaches will notice that and you'll get into the side next time.
"I was pleased [with what I did against Argentina]. I came on and went straight into a lineout, took the lineout, had a little carry after that and we ended up scoring off that play.
“So that was obviously the best way to enter a game.”