England to face Kiwis in three-match series

Date published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

England will host New Zealand in a three-match international series in the autumn of 2015, the first time the two nations have met in this country since last year’s epic Rugby League World Cup semi-final.

The series provides fans with their first opportunity to watch England on home soil since the last-minute defeat to the Kiwis at Wembley last November, a match that was voted as the stadium’s most memorable sporting moment of 2013.
New Zealand will also host England in Dunedin in the Four Nations this autumn but England coach Steve McNamara is already keenly anticipating the Kiwi tour next year.
McNamara said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the Kiwis in 2015 and building on the rich tradition of international Rugby League between the two nations.
“A three-match series against a team like New Zealand will provide an intensive test for us and, as history has shown, is guaranteed to bring out the best in the England players.
“After the massive crowds we had behind us in the World Cup, it’s going to be great to play on home soil again and I’m sure the Kiwi tour will provide a memorable end to what is going to be a momentous year for the sport in this country.”