All Blacks to open England's 2014 autumn campaign

Getty Images and James Mortimer     05 Oct 2013     Getty Images

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “To be able to take on these teams in successive weeks is ideal preparation for the World Cup and will tell us a lot about where we are one year out.

“All four are tough opponents and we are looking forward to the challenge.”

England face Australia, Argentina and New Zealand on successive Saturdays at Twickenham Stadium in the 2013 QBE Internationals, starting with the Wallabies on November 2.

The schedule is subject to final International Rugby Board approval.

2014 Internationals fixtures

Saturday, November 8 – England v New Zealand
Saturday, November 15 – England v South Africa
Saturday, November 22 – England v Samoa
Saturday, November 29 – England v Australia

Please note that the All Blacks full 2014 fixture list is still to be confirmed.

The World Champions will host England for three Tests during the Steinlager Series.