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11 images as Ireland finalise preparations at the Captain's Run in the Millennium Stadium

One more sleep.

IRELAND ARE IN Cardiff and have stretched their legs out before tomorrow enormous Six Nations meeting with Wales.

While the weather forecast is promising dry conditions for tomorrow’s 14.30 kick-off, today’s Captain’s Run took place in dreary conditions in the Millennium Stadium.

Sexton gets his side’s rhythm going

Jonathan Sexton Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Simon Zebo getting a feel for the ball

Simon Zebo Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Paul O’Connell leaping feet first into his 100th international

Paul O'Connell

And, as ever, speaking some motivational words for the squad

Paul O'Connell

Payne and Henderson are two of seven players in Ireland’s squad who have never played in the Millennium Stadium

Jared Payne, Rory Best and Iain Henderson

Sean O’Brien is not one of them

Sean O'Brien

Peter O’Mahony gets in the line

Peter O'Mahony Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Les Kiss is preparing his defence for another big dig

Les Kiss

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Robbie Henshaw finds his kicking range

Robbie Henshaw Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

But the boot of Jonathan Sexton will key to Ireland’s chances

Jonathan Sexton Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Tell ‘em, Joe

Joe Schmidt Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

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