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By KATH 23/1/08
January 23 2008

England Rugby Union - 2008 Autumn Internationals and Ticket Information England Rugby fans can look forward to another Autumn of scintillating International Rugby with a terrific line up from the Southern Hemisphere. Ticket enquiries for all four Twickenham matches can be made by calling

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England Rugby fans can look forward to another Autumn of scintillating International Rugby with a terrific line up from the Southern Hemisphere.    Under the terms of the new agreement between the RFU and PRL signed in November 2007 it was agreed that England would play a fourth autumn international at the end of the conventional three-week autumn window every two years over the eight year period of the agreement and so this Autumn is topped off with the famous 'All Blacks'

England v Pacific Islands Saturday, November 8 Kick off 2.30pm

England v Australia Saturday, November 15 Kick off 2.30pm

England v South Africa Saturday, November 22 Kick off 2.30pm

England v New Zealand Saturday, November 29th Kick Off  2.30pm

Ticket enquiries for all four Twickenham matches can be made by calling Ticketmaster on 0870 9020000.

Eng v NZ2

The England v New Zealand Test match has been agreed between the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU).  

The November Test match will offer the All Blacks the opportunity to attempt the "Grand Slam" against the home nations. The All Blacks first ever Grand Slam was achieved in 1978 and the 2005 team repeated the effort with the highlight being a tight encounter against England at Twickenham.

The creation of a trophy for the winning team in this game between has been agreed and it will be one which reflects the history of relationships between the two countries. The name and design of the trophy will be confirmed before this year's clash.

 

New Zealand perform the Haka Traditional Dance before the IRB Rugby World Cup match at Stade Velodro

 

England last played New Zealand at Twickenham stadium in November 2006 in a one off celebration game to mark the opening of the South Stand seating bowl.

RFU Chief Executive Francis Baron OBE said: "We are pleased to have reached agreement with the NZRU over this additional Test match. It will provide the England team with an additional opportunity to play a Test match at the highest level as well as providing additional funds to invest in the further development of the professional club game in England. The All Blacks at Twickenham are always a fantastic spectacle for rugby fans and I'm sure all England supporters will be looking forward to the 29 November date this year."

NZRU Chief Executive Steve Tew said: "This is an exciting addition to the All Blacks' northern hemisphere tour programme. Not only does it create the opportunity for the All Blacks to pursue a Grand Slam in 2008 against the Rugby World Cup runners-up, but it also provides another opportunity for the many All Blacks fans in the UK and Europe to see and support their team."

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England 08 Autumn Int., Fixtures & Ticket Info.,
Unofficial England Rugby Union (IP Logged)
23/01/2008 21:16
England 08 Autumn Int., Fixtures & Ticket Info.,

 
Ref Autumn `08 game v NZ
whingebasher (IP Logged)
23/01/2008 22:11
How gracious humble and modest of Mr Steve Tew. What a politician...

Youd think w a side/squad like that the BS would not be necessary.

World Cup quaterfinal hangover continues methinks.

Lets hope that by then weve got a side that will give them a right stuffing.
Then well be treated to another 12 mths of whining...

 
Re: Ref Autumn `08 game v NZ
Kath... (IP Logged)
24/01/2008 08:41
whingebasher : should this post not be on the Autm Ints., thread as it does not really make sense as it stands?

Would you like me to merge this thread with that one?

 
Re: Ref Autumn `08 game v NZ
whingebasher (IP Logged)
24/01/2008 10:26
Kath

Thatd be fine thanks. There is no box on that thread.

 
Re: Ref Autumn `08 game v NZ
whingebasher (IP Logged)
24/01/2008 10:28
There is now....?!

 
Re: England 08 Autumn Int., Fixtures & Ticket Info.,
Kath... (IP Logged)
24/01/2008 10:43
whingebasher: Hi, yes I know the system was acting up again last night and the reply box did not appear for hours, sorry about that.

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