The England national rugby union team played their first ever match in 1871 and has continued to compete in international rugby union matches ever since. They play all of their home games in Twickenham Stadium (since 1910) and compete in the Six Nations, Rugby World Cup and other various internationals throughout the year. In the Six Nations, they compete every year against Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy. England have won 29 times with 13 Grand Slams (beating every team in the tournament) making them the most successful team in the tournament's history. England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003 and so far are the only northern hemisphere team to do so.
2020 was a tough year for England off the pitch, many fixtures were cancelled / delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Saracens were relegated due to a wage scandal, sending some of England's key players to the Championship. Despite these setbacks England had an excellent year, winning the Six Nations and the newly formed Autumn Nations Cup, only losing one official match during the entire calendar year.
This year rugby will likely still be recovering from some of the effects of the coronavirus but England will have to overcome that and face whatever comes their way. First, they will attempt to retain the Six Nations and then will face a series of tough fixtures against southern hemisphere sides in the autumn internationals.
England 6 - 11 Scotland | Saturday, 6th February | Twickenham Stadium, London
England 41 - 18 Italy | Saturday, 13th February | Twickenham Stadium, London
Wales 40 - 24 England | Saturday, 27th February | Principality Stadium, Cardiff
England 23 - 20 France | Saturday, 13th March | Twickenham Stadium, London
Ireland 32 - 18 England | Saturday, 20th March | Aviva Stadium, Dublin
England 43-29 USA | Sunday, 4th July | Twickenham Stadium, London
England 70-14 Canada | Saturday, 10th July | Twickenham Stadium, London
England 69 - 3 Tonga | Saturaday, 6th November | Twickenham Stadium, London
England 32 - 15 Australia | Saturaday, 13th November | Twickenham Stadium, London
England 27 - 26 South Africa | Saturaday, 20th November | Twickenham Stadium, London