England to Face All Blacks in 2018

England to Face All Blacks in 2018

England will end a four-year wait to face the current world champions when they clash at Twickenham next year.

Eddie Jones’ side will play four Test matches in next season’s series at Twickenham Stadium against South Africa (3 November), New Zealand (10 November), Japan (17 November) and Australia (24 November). 

''We will have to work hard and be smart in what we do to bridge the gap between us and the All Blacks,'' head coach Eddie Jones said.

The last time England faced New Zealand was in Nov, 2014. Tries from Richie McCaw, Aaron Cruden and Charlie Faumuina sealed a narrow 24-21 victory for the visitors at Twickenham.

England have won 19 out of their 20 Tests under Jones, facing all major nations except Steve Hansen's All Blacks during that run.

''The 2018 Old Mutual Wealth Series is incredibly important for England as we build towards the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

''We want to win that series 4-0 and we will need to play extremely well to beat four very good teams over a four-week period.

''Our ambition is to be the number one team in the world going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

All matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports with kick off times to be confirmed at a later date.

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