Jones relishing All Blacks arrival

13 September 2017 07:36:33 EST

England head coach Eddie Jones says he is looking forward to seeing how his side match up when they face New Zealand in the 2018 autumn internationals.

The All Blacks have been confirmed to face the Red Rose at Twickenham, while South Africa, Australia and Japan will also be making the trip to London.

Having not faced the world champions since 2014, in a year they lost on four occasions to the Kiwis, Jones is relishing the prospect of going up against the All Blacks, along with the Wallabies, Boks and Brave Blossoms.

"We want to win that series 4-0 and we will need to play extremely well to beat four very good teams over a four-week period," said Jones.

"The series will give us a really good indicator of where we are as a squad, a year out from the Rugby World Cup."

He added: "Over the next year we need to continue to develop a bulletproof side, that can find ways to win in matches, and we will have to work hard and be smart in what we do to bridge the gap between us and the All Blacks.

"Our ambition is to be the number one team in the world going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan."

England are 6/1 to win the 2018 World Cup, while New Zealand are 11/10 to retain their title in Japan.

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