The Maori All Blacks kick off their 2016 tour by taking on the USA Eagles at Toyota Park Chicago on Friday 4 November in an historic double header 'Rugby Weekend', with the All Blacks playing Ireland at Chicago's famous Soldier Field stadium the following evening.
Maori Rugby Board Chairman Wayne Peters says the fixture is an exciting opportunity to take the Maori All Blacks style of rugby to the northern hemisphere.
"The Maori All Blacks is a unique team that represents a very special part of our culture, heritage and tradition in New Zealand. Any time the Maori All Blacks play overseas, they capture the imagination of fans with their exciting and entertaining style of rugby, together with their distinctive cultural identity.
"The Maori All Blacks players are great ambassadors for our culture so Irish fans will be in for a memorable rugby experience.
"The Maori All Blacks continue to play an important part in New Zealand Rugby's high performance strategy and this tour is another valuable opportunity for players to show their skills on the international stage and to press for higher honours."