FORMER Worcester Warriors' director of rugby Gary Gold will return to England this summer when his USA side face England this July in a one-off summer test.

Gold, who spent seven months with Worcester in 2017, has been head coach with the American national side since he left his Sixways contract early in October 2017.

He arrived in late January, 2017 and was signed initially until the end of the 2016/17 campaign but after helping Warriors avoid relegation from the Premiership, he signed an extension to the end of the 17/18 season.

Gold was released from his Worcester contract early to join the USA, were he has since led them to their first ever win over a tier 1 nation (Scotland, 20-29 in 2018) and to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

England Rugby has confirmed its men's senior team will play the USA on Sunday 4 July, then Canada the following week on Saturday 10 July, both at Twickenham.

Before the two Tests, an England A side will face Scotland A at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, Leicester on Sunday 27 June. Kick off times for all matches will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

For the first time since England beat France in the Autumn Nations Cup Final in December 2020, supporters will be able to attend England matches.

In line with government guidance, both stadiums will be operating at a reduced capacity. It is expected that at least 10,000 supporters will be able to attend each match at Twickenham Stadium, and 6,000 at Welford Road, with the potential to increase these numbers if government guidelines allow in the coming weeks.

Tickets will be available to the rugby community for England v USA and England v Canada from Thursday 13 May. More information can be found at

With the British and Irish Lions tour taking place this summer and 11 English players part of the tour, head coach Jones will have the opportunity to select a different squad.

He said: “The summer series will give us the chance to look at a lot of players and see how they step up, and it’s an important part of our World Cup preparation.

“For younger players, it’s a chance to show what they can do at international level and how they are in the team environment.

“There aren’t too many opportunities to lead at international level, so for the more experienced players it’s a chance to take further leadership roles and grow their game in that area.

“USA are one of the most ambitious of the emerging nations. They have an experienced coach in Gary Gold and have a team full of American verve and physicality, with the aim of moving themselves up the world rankings.

“Canada are a traditional rival for England. They’re a tough, physical side and Kingsley Jones is an astute coach so we’re expecting two good, competitive Test matches for our supporters.

“We’re really looking forward to having supporters back in the stadiums, it makes such a difference and we expect it’ll be three exciting matches for everyone watching.”