All avid rugby fans surely remember the game that took place between England and New Zealand in 2019. Well, it’s time to prepare for a new showdown that’s set to take place next autumn in a ‘mini World Cup’. This will be a part of the set of November internationals intended to make a financial boost to the Rugby Football Union.
England Will Host World Rugby Champions
England will have the opportunity to host Japan, Argentina, and South Africa – two of them being pool stage opponents in the 2023 World Cup. However, the match with the All Blacks from New Zealand is the one most are excited to see. This will be the third time England has hosted New Zealand at Twickenham in eight years. These four rugby matches will make a busy 12-match year for England. Next summer, Eddie Jones’s side faces a three-Test tour of Australia!
Jones Is Excited About the Upcoming Matches
Because England is likely to meet South Africa and New Zealand in the knockout stages, as well as Argentina and Japan at France in 2023, Jones said the autumn schedule is a ‘mini World Cup. He said that the upcoming fixtures will be a very important part of their preparation for the 2023 World Cup and that they’re fortunate to have them a year before the event.
Facing New Zealand in ‘Mini World Cup’
Due to friction over revenue sharing, England and New Zealand don’t face off in rugby often. The last time the two teams played at Twickenham was in 2018 when England lost by a point in controversial circumstances. Following Argentina and Japan, the All Blacks will return to Twickenham on the 19th of November. Jones said that it will be a good test for the team to see where they are at the moment. He adds that playing in front of a full Twickenham Stadium this autumn made and hopes that they get to play against such great opposition next autumn in front of their supporters.
In the world of basketball, the Ball family has certainly made their mark. This reign started with LaVar Ball, and his three sons have since made their way into the sport themselves, and they’re now all forging their own path within the NBA. Out of all of them, though, there’s no doubt about the fact that people want to know more about Lonzo Ball. He’s off to an impressive start within his professional career, but that doesn’t mean that it has been easy for him.
The Path for Him
As well as having a professional basketball star as a father, Lonzo Ball’s mother also used to play ball. Because of this, there was no doubt about the fact that this was the right path for him – and he soon proved this to the world with his impressive role as point guard. As a star within the New Orleans Pelicans team, he has amassed fans across the world who have all marveled at the 22-year-old’s talent. However, he has only been within the NBA ranks for a few years, which means that he still really is only a rookie.
The Big Leagues
The NBA is regarded as the big league of basketball, and while some people dream of life within this world, there are others who find it more difficult. It seems as though Lonzo is one of those people, as he has outwardly spoken out about the pressure and the commitment to this life. During an interview on The JJ Redick Podcast, Lonzo noted that “the hardest adjustment [to the NBA] is the schedule, really. People don’t understand how many games you play in the league.” He noted that he spends his days “just playing and flying, playing and flying,” and he confessed that it was a tough adjustment to get used to.
Despite the fact that Lonzo has struggled, it doesn’t seem to have affected his game.