Ireland vs Italy: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, and team news for 2018 Autumn rugby International clash in Chicago

IRELAND are heading Stateside as they begin their autumn schedule with a match against Italy.

Soldier Field in Chicago is the setting as Joe Schmidt's side begin preparation for defending their Six Nations title next year.

 Rory Best with the Six Nations trophy as Ireland celebrate a brilliant Grand Slam

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Rory Best with the Six Nations trophy as Ireland celebrate a brilliant Grand Slam

What time is kick-off?

THIS match is all set for Saturday, November 3.

Kick-off from Soldier Field in Chicago is at 8pm UK time.

When the Azzurri last played the Irish back in February they were blown away 56-19.

Which TV channel is Ireland vs Italy on and can I live stream it?

YOU can catch this game live on Premier Sports 1.

A subscription service available Sky and Virgin Media, you can also stream Premier Sports through your phone, tablet or web browser.

You can find it on Sky 411 or Virgin 551, with the first month currently free.

What is the team news?

IRELAND are heading Stateside as they begin their autumn schedule with a match against Italy.