The All Blacks are returning to Chicago. The world champions will play Ireland at the same Soldier Field stadium where they beat the USA Eagles in 2014.

The test on November 5 was confirmed today by New Zealand Rugby, as part of a double header that will see the Maori All Blacks face USA a day earlier at Chicago's Toyota Park.

The double-header reflects New Zealand Rugby's desire to continue to help the game grow in the US. Despite the fact the Eagles were hammered by the All Blacks in 2014, the test generated huge interest within the US rugby community and heightened the profile of a sport which is among the fastest growing in North America.