ENGLAND will face world champions Australia on home soil next autumn, with plenty of Warrington Wolves players hoping to be involved.

The Kangaroos will visit England for a three-Test tour to contest the first Ashes series in 17 years.

Rugby league will break new ground for the third and final Test match, which will be held at London's new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, November 14.

The first two Tests will be held at the University of Bolton Stadium (Saturday, October 31) and Leeds' Elland Road (Saturday, November 7).

This will be the Kangaroos’ first visit to these shores since 2016’s Four Nations series and the first meeting between the sides since the 2017 Rugby League World Cup final in Brisbane, won 6-0 by the Green and Gold.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Australia back to this country for the first time since 2016," RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer said.

"International rugby league is the pinnacle of our game and some of the best rugby players on the planet will be involved.

“We hope the venues we have chosen, with a split between Lancashire, Yorkshire and London, will be popular both with regular rugby league supporters and also the broader sporting public.

"The University of Bolton Stadium and Elland Road have both staged successful rugby league events in recent years, and it’s exciting for us to be taking a first fixture to the stunning Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London."

Todd Greenberg – CEO of Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) –added: "It will be wonderful to see the Kangaroos involved in another Ashes series.

"International rugby league has been going through an incredible period and an Ashes series will be another highlight.

"The Ashes has such history in our game and to see it return will be very special.

It will also build some strong momentum into the 2021 World Cup."

Tickets for all three games are now on sale online at eticketing.co.uk/rugbyleague