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Tonga will open the ball against the vice world champions this fall. The English Federation (RFU) has confirmed that Tongans will be coming to the UK for the first match of the XV de la Rose on the November Tour. The meeting to be held on 6 November for the remake of the previous World Cup. 35 to 3 islanders were easily destroyed by the British in group stages.
“This game will continue our World Cup rivalry where we had a good tough game against them. They produce a lot of good players and have a physical and exciting rugby play. This is a great way to start the Fall Tour,” says head coach Eddie Jones. “With the youth team we had in July, 13 players who joined the Lions and others who spent the summer reviving, we know this will be a strong and competitive group of players and it should be a really exciting practice match. For our supporters.”
Owen Farrell’s teammates will face Australia, who are still at home, on 13 November, before hosting South Africa, for a remake of the previous World Cup final, won by the Springboks 32-12.
Tonga have been confirmed as our first opponents in our autumn fixtures @Twickenhamstad ️
Versus (November 6, 3:15 pm)
Versus (November 13, 5:30 PM)
Versus (November 20, 3:15 pm)
More on our website including ticket information ️
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) 20 July 2021
Tonga on the menu
England will host Tonga in the opening match of their Fall Tour before facing Australia in November, and will host the Springboks for a remake of the previous World Cup final, which was won by South Africa.