We were already excited about South Africa in the summer. Then we heard earlier today that Australia are heading our way in November and excitement went up another notch. Now we've got the ultimate cherry on the cake.
Not one but two chances to finally get that win over the All Blacks.
The Irish Times are reporting that Ireland will take on the World Cup winners in Chicago's Soldier Field on November 5th. A match against an as yet unnamed Tier 2 nation will take place the following Saturday in the Aviva before the All Blacks come to Dublin on November 19th.
The test match against the Wallabies will finish of what is set to be a very special winter series. The Chicago test will be the first time we've faced the world's best team since that heartbreaking defeat in 2013.
More to follow.