When England clash with the All Blacks for the first time since 2014 next year, the match is expected to generate a record revenue of over £10 million (NZ$18m).
England Rugby announced a tough 2018 schedule overnight designed to help prepare Eddie Jones’s side for the 2019 World Cup.
Although the match will produce an expected record revenue, New Zealand Rugby’s share has been reported by the New Zeland Herald to be around the $1m mark (£723,999).
The fixture on November 10 falls within the international window so the RFU has not had to pay a fee to the NZR – and England’s governing body is expected to pocket record receipts.
This follows the confirmation yesterday that governing body will bring all its corporate hospitality in-house following the opening of the redeveloped East Stand next year.