Ireland will return to the United States in November and have agreed to play Six Nations rivals Italy in Chicago on November 3, the IRFU have confirmed.

Ireland's last match at Soldier Field, home to NFL team the Chicago Bears, ended in a historic 40-29 victory over New Zealand in November 2016, that halted the All Blacks' record 18-match winning streak.

In addition to the match between Ireland and Italy, the US men's team will face the Maori All Blacks, while the US women's team will play New Zealand on the same weekend.

"Irish Rugby is delighted to be returning to Chicago," IRFU Director of Commercial and Marketing Padraig Power said in a statement.

"In 2016 the Ireland team experienced tremendous support and made history in a week that also witnessed the Cubs celebrating their own piece of history on the streets of Chicago.

"We are looking forward to an exciting match against Italy who are a well-coached and dangerous team."