This opening game of the eagerly anticipated Quilter Autumn International Series requires no exaggerated hyperbole. England v the All Blacks at Twickenham – does it get any better?!
Few will forget how England ended the Kiwis phenomenal 12 year, 18 match unbeaten run at the World Cup with an outstanding performance in the pulsating 19 – 7 Semi Final victory last year in Japan. In the process Eddie Jones became the only coach to have secured two victories at the World Cup over the Mighty All Blacks!
In the last meeting between these two sides at Rugby Headquarters, New Zealand recovered from being 15 points down after 25 minutes to beat England by a single point, with he hosts seeing a try ruled out right at the very end of a classic encounter.
Twickenham creates an incomparable atmosphere like no other sporting arena. The stage is set and England expects!