With a superb summer of sport slowly coming to end and a thrilling Lions series all set for an exciting conclusion, attentions will start to turn towards England’s upcoming Autumn International matches.
This November, England will welcome some of the world’s best with the Roses welcoming Tonga, current World Champions South Africa and arch-rivals Australia. It all looks set for another exciting Autumn and you can make sure you have the best seats in the house with our range of England Rugby Autumn Internationals hospitality packages.
The Autumn Internationals always provide many memorable moments and often can provide the perfect platform for players to announce themselves on the international stage. Memories are stirred of Chris Ashton’s memorable try back in 2010 where he went from post to post to score one of the best tries that Twickenham has ever witnessed. Or who can forget when Owen Farrell and Jonny May announced themselves as England mainstays in a dramatic 38 – 21 victory over New Zealand back in 2012.
England head into this season’s Autumn Internationals in a state of flux. Often so dominant and consistent since Eddie Jones took the helm back in 2015, England have something to prove after a disappointing 6 Nations Championship that saw Jones’ men lose against Scotland, Wales and Ireland, only managing to finish 5th in the final table.
Following England’s poor showing, there were rumours that Eddie Jones was fighting for his job, however, the RFU have kept the faith and Jones looks set to remain until the next World Cup in 2023. The upcoming Autumn Internationals will be the first major opportunity where England and Jones can aim to get back on track.
Excitement is building over new prestigious talents such as recently crowned Premiership winner Marcus Smith, and former European Player of the Year Sam Simmonds hopefully being able to break into the starting fifteen. These matches should also allow England to relook at what has recently become a porous defence and very bland and unimaginative attack.
If you think England are going to have it all their own way this Autumn, you are in for a rude awakening. The Tongans will bring their fast-running, hard hitting style making this match far more competitive than it looks on paper. England and South Africa will renew rivalries when they meet for the first time since South Africa’s victory over England in the 2019 World Cup final and Australia now coached by Dave Rennie is always a momentous sporting occasion regardless of how each team is performing ahead of the fixture.
With Twickenham set to welcome back fans ensuring a raucous and vociferous home support, England will be hoping that the upcoming series of Autumn Internationals will launch them back into 6 Nations and World Cup contention. With the promise of further memories and some classic matches, make sure you have the best seat in the house and book your hospitality package with us today.