Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Ireland Confirm Soldier Field Return This November

Ireland Confirm Soldier Field Return This November

The Irish Rugby Football Union has agreed to a return to the home of NFL side Chicago Bears on 3 November.

Soldier Field in Chicago is already a part of Irish Rugby history after Joe Schmidt's men secured the country's first ever victory over New Zealand there in November 2016.

The Black Ferns play first, followed by Ireland v Italy and then the Maori All Blacks.

The NFL stadium will host three global 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 final matchup of the day will see the USA Eagles men's team take on the Maori All Blacks at 5:15 p.m.

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The trans-Atlantic trip again comes in conjunction with the events group TLA, but All Black plans to tour in Japan before their usual European tour ensured they were out of the running for a Soldier Field rematch.

The game is set for the same venue that saw Ireland make history and defeat New Zealand in 2016.

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

The Black Ferns defeated the United States 45-12 in the World Cup semi-finals a year ago and went on to beat England 41-32 in the final.

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