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Autumn Internationals 2017

Posted on 25/09/2017

The 2017 end-of-year rugby union internationals, also known as the 2017 Autumn Internationals in the Northern Hemisphere, are a series of international rugby union matches predominantly played between the visiting Southern Hemisphere countries: Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – and the European sides: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

The Autumn Internationals are held at various venues including Twickenham Stadium, BT Murrayfield, Principality Stadium, Stade de France and Aviva Stadium.

Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

The games that will be held at Twickenham during this year’s autumn rugby are:

England v Argentina – Sat 11 November

England v Australia – Sat 18 November

Twickenham Stadium, the Home of England Rugby. Seating an impressive 82,000 spectators, Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world.

BT Murrayfield Stadium

BT Murrayfield

The games to be played at BT Murrayfield 2017 are:

Scotland v New Zealand - Sat 18 November

Scotland v Australia – Sat 25 November

BT Murrayfield is a sports stadium located in the west end of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Its all-seater capacity is 67,144 which makes it the largest stadium in Scotland and the fifth largest in the United Kingdom.

Principality Stadium

Principality Stadium

Games to be played at principality stadium 2017:

Wales v New Zealand – Sat 25 November


Principality stadium is the national stadium of Wales, located in Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events, such as the Tsunami Relief concert, the Super Special Stage of Wales Rally Great Britain, the Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain and various music concerts.   Capacity – 74,500

 


 

England Rugby Team

England Rugby Team

 

England have won the championship outright on a total of 28 occasions (with the addition of 10 shared victories), 13 times winning the Grand Slam and 25 times winning the Triple Crown, making them the most successful team in the tournament's history

Welsh Rugby Team

Welsh Rugby Team

The Wales national rugby union team competes annually in the Six Nations Championship with England, France, Ireland, Italy and Scotland. Wales have won the Six Nations and its predecessors 26 times outright. Wales' most recent championship win came in 2013

Scotland Rugby Team

Scotland Rugby Team

 

The Scotland national rugby union team is managed by the Scottish Rugby Union. The team takes part in the annual Six Nations Championship and participates in the Rugby World Cup, which takes place every four years. As of 4 July 2017, Scotland are 6th in the World Rugby Rankings. 

Argentina Rugby Team

Twickenham Stadium

As of 12 July 2017, Argentina are ranked 9th in the world by the IRB, making them the highest-ranked nation in the Americas. They have competed at every Rugby World Cup staged since the first tournament of 1987, and the country are considered the strongest within the Americas in all-time World Cup competition, undefeated against all but Canada, against whom they have suffered three losses.

Australian Rugby Team

Argentina Rugby Team

 

Australia have competed in all eight Rugby World Cups, and have won the World Cup on two occasions, in 1991 beating England in the final, and in 1999 when their opponents in the final were France. Australia also lost in the final after extra time to England in the 2003 competition and against New Zealand in 2015

New Zealand Rugby Team

Australia Rugby Team

The New Zealand national rugby union team, commonly called the All Blacks, represent New Zealand in men's rugby union, which is regarded as the country's national sport.
The side has won the last two Rugby World Cups, in 2011 and 2015, as well as the inaugural tournament in 1987. They have a 77% winning record in test match rugby, and are the only international side with a winning record against every opponent.