A newly launched Federation Shield Tournament will take place this autumn.
"International rugby league is the pinnacle of the game," said RFL executive chairman Richard Lewis.
"This new tournament will give fans the chance to see many of Europe's best players, together with emerging stars from the Pacific islands."
The final will be played at Widnes' Halton Stadium on 12 November.
Federation Shield fixtures:
22 October: Tonga v Samoa (1545 BST) Headingley; England v France (1745 BST) Headingley
28 October: France v Samoa (1900 BST) Colomiers*
29 October: England v Tonga (1500 GMT) Twickenham Stoop
5 November: England v Samoa (1500 GMT) KC Stadium; France v Tonga (1500 GMT) Castres*
12 November: Federation Shield final (1530 GMT) Halton Stadium
* Fixtures in France still subject to confirmation