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England schedule Tonga match in November

July 21, 2021

LONDON: Tonga will complete England’s line-up of opponents for the autumn series at Twickenham.

The Pacific Islanders will launch the schedule on November 6 before Australia and South Africa then face Eddie Jones’ men on successive weekends.

England’s most recent meeting with Tonga was a 35-3 victory in the group stage of the 2019 World Cup.

“This match will continue our rivalry from the World Cup where we had a good, tough game against them,” Jones said.

England finished this year’s Six Nations in fifth place, but swept aside the United States and Canada earlier this month. The Rugby Football Union is to make a donation to Tonga Rugby as a goodwill gesture.