North Midlands pair Duncan Hughes and Ollie Thomas made important contributions to England Counties' 29-9 win over Uruguay at the British School in Montevideo on Saturday.
Hughes began the game at fly-half and landed two conversions and a penalty as the Counties XV built up a commanding second-half lead.
Hughes, the North Midlands captain and Stourbridge and former Worcester player, then gave way to Thomas, the Moseley outside-half, who converted the Counties XV's final try from Penzance & Newlyn winger Matt Jess.
The win over Uruguay was England's second against a South American national side - they defeated Chile two years ago - and completed a tour in which they were beaten by an Argentina XV 36-10 in their opening game and beat Rosario 38-0 in midweek. n England faced the prospect of meeting Argentina in the Churchill Cup final, if they beat Canada overnight, after the Pumas opened the tournament with a dramatic 34-30 victory over the United States.
Winger Francisco Leonelli was Argentina's hero with his injury-time try sealing an entertaining contest at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium.
USA full-back Francois Viljoen's 76th-minute penalty had appeared enough to seal a shock win, but the Pumas pounced in the last play of the match.