England Rugby summer fixtures confirmed

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England Rugby has confirmed its men’s senior team fixtures for the summer which will be a series of three home matches.

Eddie Jones’ side will play two Test matches against USA and Canada at Twickenham Stadium.

They will first host USA on Sunday 4 July, then Canada the following week on Saturday 10 July.

Before the two Tests, an England A side will face Scotland A at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, Leicester on Sunday 27 June. Kick off times for all matches will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

For the first time since England beat France in the Autumn Nations Cup Final in December 2020, supporters will be able to attend England matches.

In line with government guidance, both stadiums will be operating at a reduced capacity. It is expected that at least 10,000 supporters will be able to attend each match at Twickenham Stadium, and 6,000 at Welford Road, with the potential to increase these numbers if government guidelines allow in the coming weeks.

Tickets will be available to the rugby community for England v USA and England v Canada from Thursday 13 May. More information can be found at EnglandRugby.com.

Ticket details for England A v Scotland A will be confirmed shortly.

With the British and Irish Lions tour taking place this summer and 11 English players part of the tour, head coach Jones will have the opportunity to select a different squad.

He said: “The summer series will give us the chance to look at a lot of players and see how they step up, and it’s an important part of our World Cup preparation.

“For younger players, it’s a chance to show what they can do at international level and how they are in the team environment.

“There aren’t too many opportunities to lead at international level, so for the more experienced players it’s a chance to take further leadership roles and grow their game in that area.

“USA are one of the most ambitious of the emerging nations. They have an experienced coach in Gary Gold and have a team full of American verve and physicality, with the aim of moving themselves up the world rankings.

“Canada are a traditional rival for England. They’re a tough, physical side and Kingsley Jones is an astute coach so we’re expecting two good, competitive Test matches for our supporters.

“We’re really looking forward to having supporters back in the stadiums, it makes such a difference and we expect it’ll be three exciting matches for everyone watching.”

For more information please visit www.EnglandRugby.com.

SUMMER SERIES FIXTURES
Sunday 27 June England A v Scotland A Mattioli Woods Welford Road (KO TBC)
Sunday 4 July England v USA Twickenham Stadium (KO TBC)
Saturday 10 July England v Canada Twickenham Stadium (KO TBC)

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