England face South Africa in a three-Test tour this summer and you can watch every game live on Sky Sports.
It’s a trip that Eddie Jones has labelled as their “most exciting challenge as a group since 2016” and it’s one that they will be navigating with an amalgamation of experienced individuals and newer faces.
The three-Test series will be shown live on Sky Sports Action and preceding it will be the Quilter Cup match against the Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium on May 27, also live on the same channel.
When Jones announced his squad, the head coach chose to spell out the side’s win record against the Springboks in South Africa – no doubt to sharpen the focus of those selected.
England have won just 23 per cent of their matches against the Springboks in South Africa and their last win was back in 2000 in Bloemfontein.
Bloemfontein will be the venue for the side’s second Test on June 16 with the tour starting in Johannesburg a week prior and finishing in Cape Town on June 23.
Jones’ squad named for this tour has a mixture of old and new. This summer some established players like England’s most-capped scrum-half Danny Care have been rested and captain Dylan Hartley misses out while he recovers from concussion symptoms.
Owen Farrell will lead the touring party with Danny Cipriani making a return into the set-up having last played for his country back in 2015.
Rassie Erasmus will name South Africa’s squad on Saturday and they will face Wales in a one-off Test in Washington DC on June 2 before the series with England.
England vs Barbarians
May 27, 2018, 2:30pm
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As mentioned, England’s summer starts with the star-studded Barbarians arriving in town on May 27, live on Sky Sports Action.
Chris Ashton, Victor Vito, Josua Tuisova and Justin Tipuric are amongst those named in the famous invitational side’s squad and they’ll be led by coach Pat Lam.
The clash marks the beginning of a pulsating summer of international Test rugby and we’ll be bringing you every moment of England’s tour on screen and online.
England’s Summer Tour – live on Sky Sports Action
- 27 May: England v Barbarians – Twickenham Stadium, London
- 9 June: South Africa v England – Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
- 16 June: South Africa v England – Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
- 23 June: South Africa v England – DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Watch England’s summer starting against the Barbarians on Sunday 27 May, live on Sky Sports Action from 2.30pm.