Two teams coming off solid road wins meet for the 7th time as the Ikale Tahi collide with the Eagles at neutral site Kingsholm Stadium in Gloucester.
A shorthanded US Eagles picked up an important win on the road to start their tour as they outfoxed an imposing Romanian side in Bucharest on Saturday.
It’s a bit strange to look back at this same fixture just two years ago, with the Eagles coming out on top by 31 points. Then you recall the circumstances.
Only one of the games from the weekend was an official test match, but let’s throw together a team of the week anyway, just for fun.
A bit of history will be made on Saturday as the All Blacks arrive at Soldier Field to play the Eagles on American soil for the first time in a century.
A few new faces and a couple golden old ones have popped up in Mike Tolkin’s selections for the All Blacks match in Chicago and the upcoming European tour.
The Eagles Select XV wrapped up their ARC campaign with a dominant win over a word out Uruguayan side on Sunday to repeat last year’s 2nd place finish.
Mike Tolkin’s Select XV looks set to end the tournament on a high and clinch a second place finish as they close out against the bottom dwelling Uruguayans.
Canada fell to their closest rivals once again as the Select XV held the home side tryless in a dreadful advertisement for North American rugby.
Canada will be out for redemption after dropping this very same fixture a year ago today. On paper this looks by far the closest match of the tournament.