Ireland Will Return In November To Soldier Field In Chicago

Federico Mansilla
May 16, 2018

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.

The iconic National Football League stadium will play host to three captivating worldwide rugby matches over the course of one day, featuring Ireland's clash with Six Nations rivals Italy and the USA Men's and Women's Eagles taking on the Maori All Blacks and Women's Rugby World Cup Champions the Black Ferns respectively.

New Zealand Rugby will release the names of the first 30 Black Ferns players to receive professional contracts next week.

Ireland will face Italy at Soldier Field in Chicago on 3 November.

An overjoyed Kendra Cocksedge says the Chicago test match against the USA will grow the Black Ferns and women's rugby abroad
Ireland Will Return In November To Soldier Field In Chicago

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

The US women's team will be seeking revenge against the Black Ferns, after losing to eventual champions New Zealand at last year's World Cup.

The match will be an historic one for the Black Ferns who will run out on North American soil for the very first time, reinforcing the rapidly growing interest in women's rugby worldwide.

"These matches will be a fantastic way to kick off end of year campaigns for both teams".

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