RFU ponders hosting New Zealand in November

The Rugby Football Union believes a fourth autumn international could be possible against New Zealand
The Rugby Football Union believes a fourth autumn international could be possible against New Zealand
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Rugby Football Union is considering a proposal on hosting back-to-back World Champions New Zealand later this year.

The two teams last met during November 2014 and are due to face each other next year but considering the recent comparison of both the sides, if the proposal goes forward, it is definite to be an intriguing contest.

England recently matched New Zealand's world record of 18 consecutive wins with their 61-21 win over Scotland last weekend which also helped them retain the Six Nations title.

According to a Press Association report, 4th November is being examined for the possibility of hosting the encounter when All Blacks visit Twickenham to take on the Barbarians.

"We are scheduled to play New Zealand in 2018 and if an opportunity came up to play them before then we would pursue it," an RFU spokesman said.

England are already scheduled to play Australia, Argentina and Samoa in this year's autumn international and if New Zealand's proposal goes through, it will be their fourth game in the season.

 

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