Ireland & England Set To Take Each Other On In RWC Warm-Up Game
Road to Rugby World Cup 2019.
England will play a home Test match in Newcastle for the first time as the part of three 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up games.
Eddie Jones’ side will play four warm up matches as part of their final preparations before the team depart for Japan. England’s 2019 Quilter Internationals see them take on Wales and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium before heading to the 52,345-capacity St James’ Park in Newcastle for their final warm up match against Italy before the squad flies to Tokyo.
Preparations will also see England travel to Cardiff for an away fixture against Wales.
This will be the first England fixture in Newcastle and the first time a match featuring England has taken place outside of Twickenham since the team’s final Rugby World Cup 2015 pool fixture against Uruguay which was held at Manchester City’s stadium.
England have played in games away from Twickenham before. In 2009, a team captained by Steve Borthwick beat Argentina 37-15 at Old Trafford – the second time England had visited the home of Manchester United – after a 1997 Test there against New Zealand. And in 1998, England played international qualifiers against Italy and the Netherlands in Huddersfield.
2019 Quilter Internationals
England v Wales – Twickenham Stadium, London (Sunday 11 August 2019, KO 14:00 on Sky Sports)
England v Ireland – Twickenham Stadium, London (Saturday 24 August 2019, KO 15:00 on Sky Sports)
England v Italy – St James’ Park, Newcastle (Friday 6 September 2019, KO 19:45 on Sky Sports)
Wales v England – Principality Stadium, Cardiff (Saturday 17th August, KO TBC)