England's Old Mutual Wealth fixtures confirmed for 2017

  • Old Mutual Wealth fixtures confirmed for 2017
  • Red Roses will play their final autumn game at Twickenham Stadium 
  • Tickets for England v Barbarians available from englandrugby.com/tickets

England men's and women's fixtures have been confirmed for the 2017 Old Mutual Wealth Series and Cup. 

First, an England XV will take on the Barbarians in the Old Mutual Wealth Cup at Twickenham on 28 May. The match will take place the day after the Premiership final, and before England fly to Argentina for a two-Test summer series.   

Eddie Jones' men will then play three Test matches against Argentina (11 November), Australia (18 November) and Samoa (25 November) at Twickenham.

England registered wins over Argentina and Australia in last month's series en-route to an unbeaten year.

“This season’s Old Mutual Wealth Series was fantastic for England and we had brilliant support from 82,000 fans every week," said Jones.

“This block of matches are an important step in our preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, and we look forward to playing in the 2017 series against three tough opponents.”

Matches will kick off at 2:30pm and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports HD.

Red Roses

England Women will play three fixtures in November 2017, concluding against Canada at Twickenham on 25 November, after the men’s game against Samoa.

Last month’s Old Mutual Wealth Series saw record numbers attend the women’s fixtures. Close to 4,000 fans watched the Red Roses fall just short against New Zealand at the Stoop – a stadium record for a women’s match outside of a World Cup.

“This season we enjoyed a truly world-class series," said England captain, Sarah Hunter. "It has helped provide great preparation as we build towards the 2017 Women’s World Cup, and set a marker for all there is still to do to be the best in the world.

“It was great to have record numbers of fans for home women’s games, and we look forward to building on that next year as women’s rugby in this country continues to grow.”

Paul Feeney, Chief Executive, Old Mutual Wealth, added: "This year's Series was a huge success and we are delighted to announce the details of next year's Old Mutual Wealth Cup and the Old Mutual Wealth Series fixtures.

"This is an incredibly exciting time for England Rugby and we are proud to support them as we look ahead to what will be a series of thrilling fixtures."

Old Mutual Wealth’s support of England Rugby extends from the men’s and women’s elite game to the grassroots through Old Mutual Wealth Kids First – England Rugby’s approach to rugby for 6-13 year-olds.

It gives children the opportunity to prosper by fostering an environment for having fun, learning and building confidence.  

Tickets for the Old Mutual Wealth Cup fixture in May against the Barbarians are available from £5 for children and £25 for adults from 10am on 14 December via englandrugby.com/tickets