• England will play Australia, Argentina and New Zealand at Twickenham in 2013
  • QBE to sponsor internationals for a second year

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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today confirmed that next year’s QBE Internationals will see England play three consecutive test matches in November 2013 at Twickenham Stadium against Australia, Argentina and New Zealand.

All of the games will kick off at 2.30pm and will be shown live on Sky Sports.

It will be the second year as title sponsor for QBE, the business insurance specialist. This partnership, which started in December 2009 and was extended to include the QBE Internationals in September 2012 is part of QBE’s ongoing commitment to rugby with the RFU.  

England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster said: “The 2012 QBE Internationals are living up to expectations. We have gone head to head with the best teams in the Southern Hemisphere at Twickenham. In the process, we have learnt a lot about our players and what is required to perform at the very top level of international rugby. We are looking forward to meeting Australia and New Zealand again next November and welcoming Argentina to Twickenham for the first time since 2009.”

Richard Pryce, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, European Operations, QBE Insurance Group, commented: “As the inaugural QBE Internationals come to a close, we’re delighted that next year’s fixtures will again give fans the chance to see England compete against some of the world’s best players. We’re sure supporters will be excited about the prospect of watching three competitive test matches at the home of England Rugby next November.”

Fixtures for the 2013 QBE Internationals

• Saturday, November 2, England V Australia
• Saturday, November 9, England V Argentina
• Saturday, November 16, England V New Zealand

Ticket prices and availability for the 2013 QBE Internationals will be announced in due course with details appearing on www.rfu.com.