England have announced their schedule for next November, and there is one glaring omission.
The Red Rose will take on Argentina (November 11), Australia (November 18) and Samoa (November 25).
It was also announced that they will also face the Barbarians in May before heading to Argentina to a two-test tour.
However, the main grievance amongst England fans is that they will not be playing the World Cup champions for at least another 18 months.
The two sides last met since November 2014, when the All Blacks came out on top by three points.
Since then, New Zealand went on to win the Webb Ellis Trophy for a second consecutive time, and set the record for the most consecutive test wins (18).
Following a disastrous World Cup campaign, England parted ways with Stuart Lancaster, and haven’t looked back since. Eddie Jones has led them through a perfect 2016, 13 wins from 13, and many feel that they will break the All Blacks’ record in the spring (the Red Rose are on 14, so a Grand Slam would see them past 18).
Widely regarded as the two best teams in the world right now, England and New Zealand will not face off until at least the summer of 2018.
Fans are incensed.
@EnglandRugby play New Zealand you twats
— KP (@pearson_kieran) December 14, 2016
@EnglandRugby why no NZ game#? It’s the game the world wants.
— S ‘Harry’ Harris (@BxlNews) December 14, 2016
@EnglandRugby underwhelming wouldn’t begin to adequately describe that list of fixtures.
— Arthur Goddard (@Arthyg13) December 14, 2016
@EnglandRugby Why isn’t there a game against the All Blacks. 1st v 2nd in the world and they’re not playing each other. Not happy.
— Oliver Madden (@Madden1Oliver) December 14, 2016
@EnglandRugby That’s a pretty poor lineup. Why play the same teams as we did this year?! WE WANT TO BEAT THE ALL BLACKS!!
— Ian (@ianh182) December 14, 2016
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