Ireland back to Chi-Town
Reports of a return to Soldier Field have been floating about since mid-March but the IRFU are seemingly about to confirm the match against Conor O’Shea’s Italy in Chicago on November 3rd.
A repeat of the historic All Blacks showdown in November 2016 cannot happen as New Zealand play Japan before their European tour.
Also, on that date, South Africa face England at Twickenham while Scotland visit Cardiff as the desire to generate income has unions increasingly disregarding World Rugby’s three week international window in November. It means the England and French clubs do not need to release players.