Clash of the titans! All Blacks to take on England in 2018

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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.

At the two sides last meeting in 2014, the All Blacks won 24-21 against England at Twickenham.

England will open their four-match campaign against South Africa, tackle the All Blacks and then play Japan for the first time at Twickenham before rounding off the series against Australia.

England's first Autumn worldwide is against South Africa on November 3, before they play New Zealand on November 10.

Joseph's side will take on the All Blacks at home on November 3, 2018, at a venue to be decided.

The team then flies to Europe where it will take on Tonga on November 18 on French soil and France a week later in Lille.

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Back in 2014, England were defeated all four times by New Zealand, including a three-Test series against the formidable All Blacks.

The Springboks will square off with England in four Tests in 2018.

That tour is set to see the All Blacks also take on the Barbarians, France, Scotland and Wales.

'We want to win that series 4-0 and we will need to play extremely well to beat four very good teams over a four-week period.

"The 2018 series is incredibly important for England as we build towards the Rugby World Cup in 2019", Jones said in a statement.

That Test has been organised to give the world champions a taste of rugby in the country hosting the following year's World Cup.

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