Today the IRFU confirmed that Ireland will return to Soldier Field in Chicago this November to play Italy as part of the Rugby Weekend tripleheader.
On November 3, USA Men's and Women's Eagles will play against the Maori All Blacks and the Black Ferns as well as Ireland's clash against Italy. The game is set for the same venue that saw Ireland make history and defeat New Zealand in 2016.
IRFU Director of Commercial & Marketing Padraig Power confirmed the union's excitement at the fixture.
Irish Rugby is delighted to be returning to Chicago. In 2016 the Ireland team experienced tremendous support and made history in a week that also witnessed the Cubs celebrating their own piece of history on the streets of Chicago.
We are looking forward to an exciting match against Italy who are a well-coached and dangerous team.
Ireland had already confirmed a three-test tour of Australia this June and will play Argentina and New Zealand in the Aviva Stadium on November 10th and 17th respectively, as well as one other tier 2 nation.