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The 11 best images as Ireland are put through their final paces before heading to Wales

Now, go beat Wales.

JOE SCHMIDT NAMED his team to face Wales in a crunch Six Nations clash this afternoon after their last training session of the week in Maynooth’s Carton House.

Here’s how the squad looked in the drizzly conditions in Kildare.

Keith Earls took his washing out to the field with him

Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw and Rory Best

Luke Fitzgerald looks really unimpressed by the spring weather

Luke Fitzgerald and Cian Healy

Ian Keatley and Jack McGrath ready for action

Ian Keatley and Jack McGrath

Jordi Murphy points out how the photographer might be better placed to capture his good side

Jordi Murphy

Johnny Sexton, always happy to be on the field

Jonathan Sexton

Les and Joe, marshaling the defence

Joe Schmidt and Les Kiss

Round of applause for the best boy in class

Jonathan Sexton and Rob Kearney with Joe Schmidt

Joe shows off his own wet weather skill-set

Joe Schmidt Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Simon Zebo, planning out another viral flick at the Millennium Stadium

Simon Zebo

Head down, hard at it for the 100th time

Paul O'Connell

Come the day, come the hour…

The Ireland team huddle

Healy held back and more talking points from Ireland’s side to face Wales

‘Teams at Test level tend to be pretty complete’ — Schmidt ready for whatever Wales throw at him

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