The Autumn internationals are now in full swing and November is packed full of world-class rugby. All eyes are on England's performance over the next few weeks as in indication on how match fit the squad are for the World Cup next year. The springbocks dominated their recent match against England but lost momentum in the second half and allowed England to claw their way back into the game. This was despite the controversy of Farrell's tackle In the final moments of the game. It certainly looked more like a shoulder barge from where I was sitting, and Owens own immediate reaction suggested he knew it too. The referee let him off lightly and England held it together to end triumphantly which will help build the much-needed confidence as they move into the game against New Zealand. Kicking for goal was the main route to points in the game and Farrell showed he still has nerves of steel and an unfaltering right boot despite South Africa's Pollard showing he also had the range for Long distance kicks.
As the clash between England and New Zealand gets ever closer we will see if England has got what it takes to fend off the mighty All Blacks. Dan Carter's kicking consistency was questioned at the last world cup, so we'll have to wait and see if he can also hold his nerve!
The Quilter Autumn International series is a great opportunity to watch top quality international Rugby and avid England supporters will see this as a test bed for the rather unproven team selection as many uncapped players enjoy their debut at international level. The next game is the highly anticipated game against New Zealand on the 10th November, there are still opportunities to watch Japan (17th Nov ) and Australia (24th Nov) take on England's finest and fight it out on the hallowed turf at Twickenham.
Tickets are selling fast for many games, and restrictions in place for official tickets are limited to the official channels of RFU affiliated clubs and schools. There are online ticket sellers having a bit of a heyday at the moment marking up and reselling tickets with tickets for some games pushing on for around £1000 on sites like eBay. Fret not, if the idea of taking a punt on a high-risk online purchase or a shady tout deal down a darkened alleyway doesn't float your boat, there are also great hospitality options available. Twickenham has just finished a major redevelopment of the East Stand which opened the door to new hospitality packages available ranging from fine dining restaurants and more informal locations serving street food menus and live bands and entertainment.
Hospitality packages are a really compelling option not only to corporate buyers and city slickers but to all sports fans with packages available to suit all budgets. The suites at Twickenham are brand new and go along way to evolve the modern hospitality facilities and bring Food, Drink and great rugby together in a great package. We really recommend checking out what's on offer! Our gallery below highlights some of the new locations in the East Stand.
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