Wales trio get all-clear for Ireland Six Nations clash

22 February, 2018, 00:59 | Author: Gary Shelton
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WALES HEAD COACH Warren Gatland will demand that his side attack Ireland's strengths during what will be the Kiwi's 100th match in charge.

Victory for Wales in Dublin would end Ireland's Grand Slam hopes and keep alive their own title chances, while an Irish win would increase the likelihood of a championship showdown against England at Twickenham on March 17.

"We have got to put Conor and his kicking game under pressure", Gatland said after naming his team (Joe Schmidt will wait until Thursday to unveil his line-up).

"We've got to make sure we don't get caught up in that, keep our patience defensively and our discipline has to be good".

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We have to be prepared to be pretty physical against them.

Asked by Off the Ball's Oisin Langan why home advantage doesn't seem to matter as much for Ireland against Wales as it would against another opponent, Kearney said: "I can't put my finger on anything".

"We have got to be physical against them up front and stop the running power of someone like CJ Stander, who's a big go-forward player for them and stop allowing Murray and Sexton to dominate the game".

Ireland unveil their hand on Thursday, but Gatland maintained: "I haven't thought about their selection".

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"Ireland ground out a win in France".

And fellow winger Liam Williams was also on the scoreboard for his English club as he proved his fitness after groin and abdominal injuries with a fine solo try for Saracens as they won at Sale on Friday. Our discipline has been excellent in the first two games - we only gave away two penalties against England. Two or three of Ireland's tries against Italy were from turnover situations and an interception. It is a headache for the coaches I am sure but is a good thing for us. We know it's a massive, must-win game, in Dublin against a team that are hard to get the ball off.

Gatland added: "It is the first week we have had everyone in the "green" in terms of availability which is a nice luxury to have and a positive ahead of what is a very important Test match against a very good Ireland side".

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Replacements: Dee, W. Jones, Francis, B. Davies, Tipuric, A. Davies, Anscombe, North.


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