The England rugby team have announced their schedule for next year’s Autumn Internationals, and they have a bumper line-up.
The big three of southern hemisphere rugby will be visiting Twickenham, as well as World Cup hosts Japan.
The Red Rose will take on South Africa (3 November), New Zealand (10 November), Japan (17 November) and Australia (24 November).
This is the first time that England will face the All Blacks since 2014. Since the arrival of Eddie Jones after the disappointing World Cup campaign in 2015, England have seen a huge upturn in fortunes, cementing their place as the number two side in world rugby.
However, they have yet to have a crack at New Zealand in this World Cup cycle; a game which the rugby public have been crying out for.
England have won the last two Six Nations Championships, as they look to build even more momentum ahead of their trip to Japan in 2019.
Meanwhile, Australia, South Africa and Japan will provide stern tests.
However, this series remains 14 months away, and England must focus on the upcoming season as they attempt to maintain their progress under Jones.