Steffon Armitage will not play for England this season, but coach Stuart Lancaster said it was possible he could be recalled for the World Cup.
Eddie Jone's Brave Blossoms have qualified for the 2015 rugby World Cup by thrashing Hong Kong 49-8 in Tokyo.
Dan Carter has unfinished business at the World Cup.
Head coach Steve Hansen says the All Blacks are determined to figure out why no team has defended the World Cup before they put their title on the line at next year's tournament.
South Africa will play the United States at London's Olympic Stadium in their final pool match at the 2015 World Cup.
Danny Care believes England can topple the All Blacks on their home turf in the mid-year Test series and win the World Cup on English soil next year.
Australian John O'Neill has quit as director of the 2015 Rugby World Cup citing personal reasons, the International Rugby Board (IRB) said on Tuesday.
Georgia and Romania are now both qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Their final pools are yet to be decided.
Scottish Rugby chief executive Mark Dodson is sticking by his target of World Cup glory next year despite the side's awful start to this season's Six Nations.
England coach Stuart Lancaster has called for changes to the laws that would make the game more appealing to spectators ahead of the 2015 World Cup.