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England line up All Blacks 2017 showdown

But his Kiwi counterpart Steve Tew said it is'highly unlikely the match will happen in 2017

"We really enjoyed working in partnership with O2 to develop this unique virtual-reality experience, said England Rugby defence coach Paul Gustard".

England and Ireland will go head to head in Six Nations this Saturday in a bid to surpass the All Blacks' record run of 18 test victories in Dublin, Ireland.

Sportsmail has learned that the RFU have given approval for the Barbarians match to take place to celebrate their 125th anniversary and agreed a fee of £500,000 for the stadium hire - with the All Blacks due to be paid in the region of £2million for participating in the showpiece.

England could face New Zealand this year after all - if the RFU succeed with a dramatic bid to engineer a fixture between the world's top two at Twickenham on November 4.

The Rugby Football Union will have to agree a financial settlement with the Premiership clubs before arranging a fixture with world champions New Zealand this November.

The Lions is our major focus for this year and extra games at the end of the year can be tough for us, it's always been that way.

The south west London stadium looked likely to be the venue for a match between the All Blacks and the Barbarians on that date - a contest that had been provisionally agreed to - but according to a report published to The Daily Mail website on Tuesday, RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie is hoping to push the "Baa-Baas" out of the picture and put together a much more significant showdown between the world's two highest ranking global sides.

"If there now might be an opportunity to play them this year, we want to pursue it", the statement read.

It is a match that Jones would welcome as he seeks to build towards the World Cup, but there will need to be compromise on both sides for it to go ahead.

"We want competition and games that people want to watch and get excited by", Hansen told the BBC's Sportsweek programme.

England and New Zealand have not met since 2014, when they played four times, but the clamour for the dominant forces in the northern and southern hemispheres to clash is growing.

Opposition to the game would be swatted aside by fans desperate to see Jones' men face the double World Cup winners, but the timing of revelations of the proposal is unfortunate as a defeat by Ireland could leave England open to accusations of hubris.

"Yeah it would be awesome to play them.if it could work out it would be great".