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# 3kb - Sunday 2 February, 2014

3 key battles for Ireland to win against Scotland in Dublin

With Joe Schmidt’s men looking to get underway with a victory, these head-to-heads could be crucial.

# 3kb - Friday 24 January, 2014

3 key battles for the Wolfhounds to address against the Saxons

Joe Schmidt will be a keen spectator as his fringe players take on their English counterparts in Kingsholm.

# 3kb - Saturday 18 January, 2014

3 key battles Munster must win to right the wrongs of Edinburgh

Rob Penney’s side lost their opening Heineken Cup game 29-23 in Murrayfield. It’s payback time.

# 3kb - Friday 17 January, 2014

Leicester v Ulster: 3 key battles to decide who earns a home quarter-final

Ulster will have to come out on top of these match-ups to maintain their status as top seeds.

3 key battles for Connacht to overcome against Saracens

Pat Lam’s men will need to come out on top of head-to-heads in the front row, second row and at out-half.

# 3kb - Thursday 16 January, 2014

3 key battles for Leinster to win against the Ospreys at the RDS

Matt O’Connor’s men face a turnover-threatening seven, experienced tighthead and promising fullback.

# 3kb - Saturday 11 January, 2014

3 key battles for Leinster to dominate against Castres

There will be intriguing head-to-heads in the second row, midfield and at out-half tomorrow afternoon.

# 3kb - Friday 10 January, 2014

3 key battles Munster must boss to take the spoils at Gloucester

The duel between young opensides Tommy O’Donnell and Matt Kvesic should be a crucial, deciding factor.

Connacht v Zebre: 3 key battles to decide the victor at the Sportsground

Pat Lam’s men got a taste for victory towards the tail end of 2013 and are hoping to rediscover it tomorrow.

# 3kb - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Three key battles for Ulster to win against Montpellier

Mark Ansombe’s men face the Top 14 club’s second-string, but there are some dangerous players to watch.

# 3kb - Saturday 4 January, 2014

3 key battles that could be decisive in Connacht v Leinster

Two young out-halves, master v apprentice in the centre, and the battle of the opensides.

# 3kb - Friday 3 January, 2014

Ulster v Munster: 3 key battles to decide tonight's rumble in Ravenhill

Tonight’s inter-pro is a mouthwatering prospect.

# 3kb - Friday 13 December, 2013

Three battles Munster must win to reign supreme in Perpignan

A bonus point win came handily in Limerick last weekend. The return match should prove a tight affair.

Three duels Connacht must trump if they are to repeat miracle Toulouse win

Pat Lam’s men will be eager to back up their historic win at the Stade Ernest Wallon.

Three keys battles for Leinster to win against Northampton

Attacking fullbacks, physical blindsides and contrasting No. 8s; here are the vital match-ups.

Ulster v Treviso: Three key battles to decide the return leg

Experienced locks, exciting fullbacks and decisive scrum-halves; here are the vital head-to-heads.

# 3kb - Friday 6 December, 2013

Ulster v Treviso: Three keys to a home victory at Ravenhill

Treviso have struggled this season, but they will match up key men in areas Ulster have suffered injuries.

# 3kb - Saturday 23 November, 2013

3 key battles Ireland must win to make history against New Zealand

It’s a tough task in store for Ireland tomorrow, but if they can the upper hand in these areas then maybe, just maybe…