England and New Zealand could meet in a mouth-watering November Twickenham clash

England and New Zealand could meet in a mouth-watering November Twickenham clash

The governing body for the game in England, the Rugby Football Union (RFU), are attempting to set up a showdown with the world champion All Blacks at Twickenham on November 4th, according to reports by the UK's Daily Mail.

An RFU spokesman told Sky Sports News HQ: "We are scheduled to play New Zealand in 2018 but if an opportunity came up to play them before then we would pursue it".

England are dominating the northern hemisphere and have equalled the All Blacks' world record of 18 consecutive tier one test wins.

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The last time the two teams met was in 2014 when the All Blacks beat England three times in New Zealand and also in London on their end of year tour.

Yet the cash-rich RFU's offer may gazump those plans and set the two sides on a collision course later this year. The reigning World Cup holders are now penned in to face the Barbarians on the same date as the one that would suit England, but the prospect of switching that match to one against Eddie Jones's side is now being investigated by the RFU.

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However, they aren't due to play New Zealand again until late 2018, at which point the iron may well have cooled off.

"We are the most dominant team in the history of the world".

Expectation over the encounter has grown since last summer's 3-0 series whitewash of Australia and has accelerated further after an unbeaten autumn and the successful defence of the RBS 6 Nations title, sealed by last Saturday's 61-21 victory over Scotland.

November 4 falls outside of the worldwide window, so any fixture would mean a fee would have to be paid to New Zealand.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen admitted earlier in the week that "people are desperate for England and the All Blacks to play".

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