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No meeting between England and All Blacks in 2017

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The top two sides in the World Rugby rankings, New Zealand and England, will not meet in 2017 after the latter confirmed their Test schedule for next November.

Eddie Jones' men will face Australia, Argentina and Samoa in end-of-year internationals at Twickenham, on November 11, 18 and 25 respectively.

Those matches will bring England's total number of Tests in 2017 to 10, following their Six Nations defence and a two-Test series in Argentina, which coincides with the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.

There will be no clash between England and the All Blacks, however, until 2018 at the earliest.

New Zealand's record-breaking run of 18 tier-one Test wins came to an end last month when they suffered a shock defeat to Ireland in Chicago - a result they duly avenged in Dublin.

England have won 14 Tests in a row, including 13 this year following Jones' appointment as the successor to Stuart Lancaster.

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