Cheika gets another bite at Jones

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:12
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NEWS: Michael Cheika's Australia and Argentina will have another chance to try and topple England at Twickenham when they return to the northern hemisphere in November 2017.

Argentina suffered a 14-27 defeat while Australia capped off a miserable year against the English a 21-37 loss - their fourth of the year following 3-0 Series whitewash in Australia in June 2016.

England will take on Argentina on November 11 and Australia on November 18 before closing out their November internationals against Samoa on November 25.

England won all four of the November matches in 2016 and also finished the year unbeaten.

An England XV will also take on the Barbarians at Twickenham on May 28. The match will take place the day after the Premiership Final and before England fly to Argentina for a two-Test series in June.   

"This season's [end of year] series was fantastic for England and we had brilliant support from 82,000 fans every week.

"These block of matches are an important step in our preparations for the 2019 World Cup in Japan and we look forward to playing in the 2017 series against three tough opponents in Argentina, Australia and Samoa," England head coach Eddie Jones said.