Ireland Confirm Soldier Field Return This November

Annette Crawford
May 16, 2018

The world champion NZ women will face the United States of America women, while the Māori take on the US Eagles national men's team on November 4 (NZ time), as part of a programme that also sees Six Nations champions Ireland take on Italy.

The NFL stadium will host three worldwide rugby matches over the course of one day, featuring the USA Rugby Men's and Women's Eagles taking on the Maori All Blacks and the champion Black Ferns respectively.

The IRFU has confirmed that Ireland will return to Soldier Field in Chicago in November to play Italy.

The US men's team last faced the Maori All Blacks in 2016.

In place of the senior male New Zealand side, the US Eagles and women's side will both face Kiwi opposition with the world champion Black Ferns and a touring NZ Maori side filling up the triple-header in the home of the Chicago Bears.


Ireland v Italy, Soldier Field, Chicago, Saturday November 3rd.

"This is going to be a very special weekend for rugby and for New Zealand", New Zealand Rugby Chief Rugby Officer Nigel Cass said.

Fiao'o Faamausili of New Zealand lifts the trophy following the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Final between England and New Zealand.

It is the first time in the Black Ferns' history they will run out on North American soil.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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