The Rugby Football Union have unveiled the fixtures for England's upcoming Autumn Nations Series to be played at Twickenham Stadium in November.
The red rose team will kick-start their campaign with a clash against Argentina on 6th November followed by an encounter against Japan on 12th December. Incidentally, both Argentina and Japan are grouped along with England in the Pool D for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Eddie Jones' men will be locking horns with New Zealand on 19th November for the first time since the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup with their campaign concluding with a game against the Springboks on 26th November.
England coach Jones believes the games will play a huge part in the team's preparations leading to the showpiece event in France.
“These fixtures will be a really important part of our preparation for the 2023 World Cup," said Jones in a statement released.
“It’s almost a mini World Cup in itself and we’re 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 autumn and we can’t wait to play a series of games against such quality opposition in front of our supporters.”
6th November - England v Argentina
12th November - England v Japan
19th November - England v New Zealand
26th November - England v South Africa