Victory: Jamie Heaslip celebrates beating the All Blacks in 2016 (Getty Images) Ireland Looking to Return to Soldier FieldIt is being widely reported that Ireland in advanced talks to play an extra autumn Test match at the Chicago stadium where they had arguably their finest ever victory, against New Zealand at Soldier Field in 2016.It is believed that the team most likely to match up against Ireland in the Test would be Italy, which may not be the most competitive of match-ups, but spreading the game to the enthusiastic United States is good to see. Additionally, both Ireland and Italy have strong connections with Chicago.A repeat fixture with the All Blacks was not possible because the world champions are spending two weeks in Japan before their flights to Europe for the autumn Tests. Don’t worry though, because New Zealand will play Ireland in Dublin on November 17th, a contest sure to excite and enthral.Big ticket: The All Blacks will play in Dublin in NovemberObviously this is later on in 2018, and if you are Irish, there is a Grand Slam to hunt down first.Ireland won the 2018 Six Nations last weekend, and face England at Twickenham on Saturday in a Test which is sure to be emotionally charged due to recent eventsEngland coach Eddie Jones has been embroiled in controversy this after a seven month-old video of Jones talking at a conference was released. In the video, Jones is heard calling the Irish “scummy” and describing Wales as a “little shit place.” Jones has publicly apologised. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Related: Eddie Jones Video Dividing OpinionAlso ahead of the match, assistant referee Marius van der Westhuizen has been stood down and replaced by Nigel Owens after it emerged he had been present at England training earlier in the week. Van der Westhuizen’s presence has been called a conflict of interest, and World Rugby have sought to clarify their position.Both of these events are sure to raise Irish blood pressure and motivation for the weekend. England also have a point to prove.Irish number eight CJ Stander said of England: “They’ll be angry with themselves for sure at how they left it out there. It’s going to be 23 angry Englishmen for sure. When you play against England it is another step-up.” The IRFU is looking to return to the scene of their colossal victory against the All Blacks in 2016. Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.
Google+ By News Highland – July 31, 2019 WhatsApp Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest A Donegal man has been charged in Australia with dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm after two men were seriously injured in a weekend crash.According to the Journal.ie, 22-year-old Terence Wilkinson from Dunfanaghy, appeared in court after being arrested while on board a plane at Sydney Airport back to Dublin on Monday.Police allege that Wilkinson was the driver of a Mazda 323 that hit a van parked on Burke Street, Chifley, in the suburbs of Sydney at about 2am on Saturday last.CCTV footage showed the driver and a back-seat passenger fleeing the scene.A 25-year-old front passenger and a 27-year-old rear-seat passenger were trapped for more than an hour before being freed by emergency personnel.At least three of the men are believed to be from Donegal.Wilkinson was arrested after his plane, which was ready for take-off to Dublin, was requested to return to the boarding gate.He was later taken to Mascot police station and charged with a range of offences including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.He was refused police bail but after appearing in Central Local Court yesterday he was granted conditional bail to return to Downing Centre Local Court on August 15th . Donegal man charged with dangerous driving over Sydney crash Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Previous articleGarda divisions to double in size as part of big shake upNext articleMcBrearty could miss crucial tie with Mayo News Highland read more