Rugby

No Bok Grand Slam tour as England confirm fixtures

2016-12-14 15:00
Eddie Jones (Getty)

Cape Town - After an unbeaten 2016 on the international scene, England's fixtures have been confirmed for the 2017 season.

Following the Six Nations between February 4 and March 18, an England XV will take on the Barbarians in the Old Mutual Wealth Cup 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.

Eddie Jones' men will then play three Test matches against Argentina (November 11), Australia (November 18) and Samoa (November 25) at Twickenham.

England registered wins over Argentina and Australia in last month's international window en-route to an unbeaten year.

"This season's Old Mutual Wealth Series was fantastic for England and we had brilliant support from 82 000 fans every week," said Jones.

"This block of matches are an important step in our preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, and we look forward to playing in the 2017 series against three tough opponents."

A large contingent of England players are expected to form part of coach Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions touring party to New Zealand in June / July.

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