Ireland return to action this weekend, when they will take on Italy in Chicago on Saturday evening. It is a fixture that is sure to invoke fond memories for Irish fans, as the team returns to the venue of their famous victory over New Zealand in 2016. This is unlikely to be as stern a test as the All Blacks were in that game, but it will be important for Joe Schmidt's men to start the November internationals with a victory. We have all the details on where to watch Ireland vs Italy.
Where To Watch Ireland Vs Italy?
Luckily for rugby fans, Ireland vs Italy will be streamed live for free on the Eir Sport social media channels from 7.30pm on Saturday evening.
The match will also be broadcast on Eir Sport 2, with kick-off is at 8pm.
How are Ireland likely to line up?
Joe Schmidt will likely give the fringe players in the squad some game-time in this fixture, with tougher tests against Argentina and New Zealand set to come over the coming weeks.
A number of senior members of the squad, including Johnny Sexton, Rory Best and Peter O'Mahony have not made the trip to the US. Rhys Ruddock is likely to captain the side, having done so on the tour to America and Japan last summer.
Two uncapped players, Leinster's Ross Byrne and Ulster's Will Addison, have been included in the 26-man squad.
Ireland Squad For Italy Game:
Forwards: F Bealham, T Beirne, J Conan, S Cronin, T Furlong, D Kilcoyne, J McGrath, J Murphy, A Porter, Q Roux, R Ruddock, James Ryan, N Scannell, D Toner, J van der Flier.
Backs: W Addison, B Aki, R Byrne, J Carbery, A Conway, J Cooney, J Larmour, L McGrath, G Ringrose, J Stockdale, D Sweetnam.