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England reveal June tour dates until 2019


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Article Published: Tuesday 25 May 2010


The RFU have revealed England's June tour dates for the next 10 years with England touring South Africa and Argentina twice.

England will tour New Zealand in 2014, South Africa in 2012 and 2018 and Australia in 2016.

There will be no tours in the World Cup years 2011 (New Zealand) and 2015 (England) and 2019 (Japan).

In the British and Irish Lions years 2013 and 2017 England have agreed to tour Argentina who will be added to the TriNations making it a Four Nations.

All England's end-of-season series will consist of three Tests which fall in line with the IRB's new June tour revamp.

Over the past 10 years or so European nations toured Southern Hemisphere nations for one and two-Test series.

At home at Twickenham England will play four internationals at in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 and three Tests in 2013 and 2017.

The Rugby Football Union's director of elite rugby Rob Andrew said there was scope to add midweek matches to all tours.

"This is an exciting and ground-breaking schedule for all of the participating unions," Andrew told the BBC.

"There are no midweek games scheduled for England's summer tours as this will be determined by the respective host union and the RFU in partnership with PRL and the RPA.

"But as in this summer's tour to Australia and New Zealand, it's a concept we would be interested in discussing if all the relevant parties supported the idea."

England's June tours.

2010 - Australia (and NZ Maori)
2011 - Rugby World cup (New Zealand)
2012 - South Africa
2013 - British and Irish Lions / Argentina
2014 - New Zealand
2015 - Rugby World cup (England)
2016 - Australia
2017 - British and Irish Lions / Argentina
2018 - South Africa
2019 - Rugby World cup (Japan)

 
 
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