England to host All Blacks, Springboks, Wallabies at Twickenham next year

It might be 14 months away but the official countdown to the All Blacks' next rugby test against England can officially begin.

England's Rugby Football Union (RFU) has confirmed its home schedule for next year, with the All Blacks the headline acts at Twickenham on November 10.

The old rivals are currently ranked one and two in the world, and it will be the first test between them in four years, since the All Blacks won 24-21 at Twickenham in 2014.

England's last victory over New Zealand was two years earlier, by 38-21 at Twickenham.

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Next year England will also host South Africa (November 3), Japan (November 17) and Australia (November 24).
"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," England coach Eddie Jones said in a statement.
"The series will give us a really good indicator of where we are as a squad, a year out from the Rugby World Cup, and gives us a real focus on what we have to do over the next 12 months to be ready for that series and win. 
"Over the next year we need to continue to develop a bulletproof side, that can find ways to win in matches, and we will have to work hard and be smart in what we do to bridge the gap between us and the All Blacks. Our ambition is to be the No 1 team in the world going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan."

England's upcoming opponents at home this year are Argentina (November 11), Australia (November 18) and Samoa (November 25).

Meanwhile the All Blacks will grace Twickenham on November 5, to play the Barbarians, before completing their end-of-year tour against France, Scotland and Wales.

 - Stuff