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In pics: Keats kicks into gear as Ireland get a feel for Stadio Olimpico

Ian Keatley looks to be in decent goal-kicking form.

WE’RE WITHIN 24 hours of kick-off in Ireland’s opening Six Nations Test of 2015. Here’s how the Joe Schmidt’s squad are shaping up in Rome.

Ian Keatley lines up a kick at goal in Stadio Olimpico

Ian Keatley Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Here’s one he nailed earlier

Ian Keatley Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Sean O’Brien looks like a man who’s happy to be back

Sean O'Brien Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Rory Best, itching for a scrap

Sean O'Brien Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Joe Schmidt, always watching

Joe Schmidt Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Never let it be said that Rob Kearney doesn’t carry his weight

Rob Kearney Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

“Paulie, you think we’ll win, eh?”

Joe Schmidt with Paul O'Connell Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

For a captain’s run, things got fairly intense

Jared Payne and Simon Zebo Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Jack McGrath Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Jared Payne gets ready to run from 13

Jared Payne Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Let’s go to work

Paul O'Connell and Conor Murray Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Jack McGrath ready to go ’cause a bit of damage’ against legendary Castro

Analysis: Paul O’Connell’s lineout must fire for Ireland in Rome

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