It’s difficult to look ahead to future Test matches in 2018 when we are in the midst of a captivating Six Nations Championship but if there was one fixture which could distract you from the action it would be England against the All Blacks at Twickenham in November.
Since England’s miraculous run under Eddie Jones, the rugby public have been keen to see these two face off against one another in what will likely confirm who is the best side in the world, especially if the Red Rose can manage a third successive Six Nations title.
However, for supporters wishing to attend that fixture, it looks like it could well set you back quite a bit according to a report in The Daily Mail.
According to the report, the RFU are set to charge £189 for the most expensive tickets, £34 more from what they cost when England faced Wales at the weekend and when they face Ireland at the end of the tournament.
England last faced the All Blacks at Twickenham in 2014 and for that fixture, the top tickets were priced at £89, so that will be a £104 increase. The pricing policy is yet to be confirmed but according to a source close to The Daily Mail, this price will go ahead due to the huge appetite for the showdown between the sides ranked first and second in the world.
A spokeswoman for the RFU said: ‘We haven’t yet finalised ticket pricing for the 2018-19 season, including the England v New Zealand game, which is our prime fixture next season. We always have a range of prices at Twickenham, and the top price is typically paid by no more than 10 per cent of the fans.
Although the prices above relate to the top range of tickets, it is often the case that these are the last ones to go due to their high-price, so when tickets are available for the clash in November, make sure you get in there early to avail of more reasonably priced tickets.