Stuart Lancaster named his squad for England’s Autumn Internationals on Wednesday, and there were no major surprises in there, with the addition of Bath’s Semesa Rokoduguni the main headline (mainly due to the fact that he’s a soldier).
So far only Ladbrokes have priced up England’s opener with New Zealand, and they make the All Blacks 1/3 favourites, with England at 9/4 and the draw at 20/1.
Looking at England’s fixture list (below), and it’s fair to say that it is going to be a testing 4 weeks of international rugby in November, with 3 of the top teams in the world visiting Twickenham.
This will be a good indication of exactly where England are with their preparations for the 2015 World Cup, and Stuart Lancaster must be looking for 3 out of 4 victories to see progress in the team.
England QBE Autumn International Fixtures – All matches live on Sky Sports
England V New Zealand – 8th November
England V South Africa – 15th November
England V Samoa – 22nd November
England V Australia 29th November