england to play all blacks in 2018 after fouryear wait
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 06:49:16
Arab Today, arab today

England to play All Blacks in 2018 after four-year wait

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today England to play All Blacks in 2018 after four-year wait

All Blacks' centre Conrad Smith chases the ball during the 24-21 victory over England at Twickenham Stadium in 2014
London - Arab Today

England will face the All Blacks for the first time in four years in the standout fixture of next year's autumn Test series as they build towards the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Eddie Jones's side will also face the two other southern hemisphere giants, Australia and South Africa, as well as Japan, giving a good gauge of their strength in the run-up to the four-yearly showpiece in Japan.

Due to a quirk of the international fixture list, England have not played New Zealand since 2014 -- a frustrating hiatus that led to aborted attempts to arrange a match this autumn.

In 2014 England lost four times to the All Blacks, including a three-Test series in New Zealand. They last beat their rivals in 2012.

England, second in the international rankings behind the All Blacks, have won 19 of their 20 Tests under head coach Eddie Jones, facing all major nations except Steve Hansen's All Blacks during that run.

"We will have to work hard and be smart in what we do to bridge the gap between us and the All Blacks," said Jones, who wants England to be the world's top team going into the World Cup.

"The 2018 series is incredibly important for England as we build towards the World Cup," he added.

"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.

"The series will give us a really good indicator of where we are as a squad a year out from the 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."

England will host South Africa at Twickenham Stadium on November 3 in the first match of the 2018 series. They play the All Blacks on November 10, Japan on November 17 and Australia on November 24.

Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

england to play all blacks in 2018 after fouryear wait england to play all blacks in 2018 after fouryear wait

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

england to play all blacks in 2018 after fouryear wait england to play all blacks in 2018 after fouryear wait

 



GMT 23:50 2017 Monday ,18 September

DNO reports payment for Tawke deliveries

GMT 17:36 2017 Friday ,15 December

OIC expects intra-trade to grow 25 percent by 2025

GMT 14:59 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

QSL: Al Ahli Beat Al Sailiya 2 - 1

GMT 15:28 2018 Tuesday ,18 September

President Bouteflika receives German Chancellor

GMT 16:09 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Damascus ready for prisoner swap with opposition

GMT 13:22 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Afghan President meets Pakistani Chief of Staff

GMT 07:53 2017 Wednesday ,08 March

Iraqi forces retake government HQ, museum in Mosul

GMT 05:00 2017 Thursday ,29 June

IMF trims economic forecast for US

GMT 07:05 2016 Monday ,14 November

Italian, US artists to create works for Louvre

GMT 11:31 2017 Sunday ,10 September

Yemen calls UN to condemn coup violations

GMT 15:25 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Tunisia, Algeria lose swathes of forests in fires
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday