When is it, how many matches are scheduled and how to watch
Eddie Jones insists England are ready to hunt down the Wallabies as they prepare to face off on and off the pitch during their three-Test tour of Australia.
Jones named a 36-man squad that includes recalls for No. 8 Billy Vunipola and scrum-half Danny Care, but counts Joe Marler, Ben Youngs and Elliot Daly as big-name omissions.
England’s last visit to Australia in 2016 ended in a hair-raising series of whitewashes, but Jones and his tourists were forced to overcome a coordinated campaign of off-field disruptions, including the head coach facing an extended search of his luggage at Brisbane airport.
As a taste of what’s to come, the host broadcaster has produced a trailer for the series in which obnoxious, sunburned red rose fans drink tea and eat cake before being interrupted by Wallabies prop Taniela Tupou.
“We have to chase them. We intend to chase them,” said Jones, who won all eight meetings with Australia as England manager. “Davie Rennie’s teams traditionally want to play on the front foot, so it will be a question of who wins the front foot.
“There will be really hard and flat tracks and abusive crowds. They are in front, the Australians. The media are going to be in front of us – they are aggressive.
“It’s a really aggressive environment. You can learn so much about your players and your team on these tours and we’ve missed that.
“I’m sure it will be fun. For Australians it’s the biggest tour and it’s going to be huge. It’s going to be fantastic for rugby and it’s going to be fantastic for our team.”
How many trials are there?
England travel to Australia for a three-test series next month, with fixtures in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.
When are the matches?
The first test in Perth will take place on Saturday July 2, the second will take place in Brisbane on Saturday July 9 and the third and final will take place in Sydney on Saturday July 16. All three matches will kick off at 11 a.m. BST.
What TV channel are the games shown on?
All three tests will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK. Alternatively, you can follow Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of all three matches.