England in tune for autumn internationals

England have returned from a high-altitude 10-day training camp in South Africa and are now fine-tuning their preparations for their opening autumn international match against Wales on Saturday.

With just over a year to go until the start of the World Cup - which will be played in England, Wales, Ireland and France - the autumn international series represents an important staging post for the three participating teams to step up their preparations.

England are overwhelming favourites to win and the two highest-placed sides will contest the final at Salford City Stadium on 11 November.

The match is live on BBC One, BBC HD and the BBC website from 14:15 BST on Saturday.

Rugby League autumn internationals on the BBC

Saturday 27 October: Wales v England (1415-1630, BBC One/online)

Saturday 3 November: England v France (1415-1630, BBC One/online)

Sunday 11 November: Final (1650-1900, BBC Two/online)