The All Blacks will play the USA Eagles in an historic Test match in Chicago on Saturday 1 November. This will mark the first match between the two sides on American soil since 1980 and just the third official Test in front of what is expected to be a record crowd for a rugby match in the United States.
The announcement was made at the venue for the match - the 61,000-seat Soldier Field, home of American NFL side the Chicago Bears. This will be the first rugby match ever played at the venue and has been made possible with the support of All Blacks Major Global Sponsor and USA Rugby sponsor AIG, which is the event sponsor for the Test (see video aired at today's launch below).
New Zealand last took on the USA at the 1991 Rugby World Cup in England and played an exhibition match in San Diego, California, in 1980. The teams also played each other 101 years ago in Berkeley, California.