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Thursday 17 April 2014

RFU reveal 2014 autumn programme

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England's final autumn programme before the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil will include Twickenham appointments with New Zealand and South Africa.

The Rugby Football Union has announced four QBE-sponsored internationals for 2014, starting with the All Blacks on November 8 and followed on successive Saturdays by South Africa, Samoa and Australia.

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."

The 2014 autumn schedule is subject to final International Rugby Board approval.

England will shortly begin preparations for this year's autumn series, which sees them face Australia, Argentina and New Zealand from November 2-16.

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