England gives Boks and All Blacks a chance for revenge
NEWS: England will face the two leading teams on the world rankings at Twickenham next year.
Eddie Jones’ side kicks off their 2022 year-end schedule against Argentina at Twickenham on November 6, followed by Japan six days later in an early marker for the World Cup – with all three sides in the same group in France in 2023.
England then hosts New Zealand on November 19, which will be the first meeting with the All Blacks since Jones’ men beat them in the 2019 World Cup semifinals.
The series is completed with a rematch with world champions South Africa on November 26, who England beat 27-26 with a last-minute penalty last month.
(Continue below …)
“These fixtures will be a really important part of our preparation for the 2023 World Cup,” said Jones.
“It’s almost a mini-World Cup in itself, and we are fortunate to have it less than a year before the tournament.
“It will be a good litmus test for the team to see where we are at, culminating in playing first and second in the world.”
“We saw how much of a difference having a full Twickenham Stadium was this year-end and we can’t wait to play a series of games against such quality opposition in front of our supporters.”