RBS 6 Nations champions France will tackle beaten World Cup finalists Australia in November after the 6 Nations committee confirmed their schedule of matches for the IRB's Autumn 2004 window.
Bernard Laporte's side, who clinched the Grand Slam with their 24-21 victory over England at the Stade de France, have further fixtures against New Zealand and Argentina.
Sir Clive Woodward's men will also take on Australia in a repeat of last year's World Cup final, after games against Canada and South Africa.
Triple Crown winners Ireland are scheduled to face the Springboks, USA and Argentina, while new Wales coach Mike Ruddock sends his charges into action against New Zealand, Romania and Japan.
Scotland, still in a transitional phase under coach Matt Williams, are up against Australia, South Africa and Japan, with Italy looking to build on their RBS 6 Nations performances as they meet New Zealand, Canada and USA.
The matches are scheduled to be played on the weekends of November 13/14, 20/21 and 27/28.