The date has been set for England to face the All Blacks and it will be on November 10, 2018.
The much‑anticipated showdown between the two powerhouses of the past 18 months will be the first time in four years that the countries have met.
New Zealand and England share the record for most consecutive Test wins (18), having notched the mark in the past year, runs that sparked speculation they would try and organise a clash in November this year, one that would surely be well‑attended and watched across the world.
Instead, the All Blacks will take on the Barbarians to kick off their end‑of‑year tour.
England will finish their 2018 home Tests against Australia, with the two nations having played at least once every year since 1997.
Australia has lost its last four Tests against England, including a three‑Test series at home last year, and will meet England in the 2017 Spring Tour.
England will take on South Africa and Japan in their other matches to end their 2018, a series coach Eddie Jones says will be critical for their World Cup preparation.
Jones says that their ambition is to be the number one team in the world going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
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