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Open Thread: How will Ireland fare in the Six Nations clash with Wales?

This is gonna be great.

The Ireland players make their way out onto the Millennium Stadium pitch Can you name the year? Hint: we lost. Dan Sheridan / INPHO Dan Sheridan / INPHO / INPHO

NOT LONG TO wait now. Ireland take on Wales in the Millennium Stadium at 14.30 this afternoon.

Come kick-off we can finally stop hyping up a game that doesn’t really need any more hyping up.

Dwayne Peel and Brett Cockbain celebrate at the final whistle INPHO INPHO

It’s Wales v Ireland: the last two champions going mano-y-mano. Gatland v Schmidt trying to out-think each other. Paulie v Alun Wyn. Halfpenny v Kearney, Zebo v North. momentun v bouncebackability…

It going to intense, we know that, but who do you think will win?

Ronan O'Gara scores a drop goal Dan Sheridan / INPHO Dan Sheridan / INPHO / INPHO

Can Ireland end Welsh hope of charging in late and taking another title, or will the home side prevail in a raucous atmosphere in Cardiff where high kicks from green jerseys are reviled and choke tackles deemed dangerous.

Poll Results:

Narrow Ireland win (1715)
Ireland will win by more than seven points (973)
Wales to shade it (303)
Wales will emphatically end Ireland's 10-game unbeaten run (112)
Draw (44)

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

Jack McGrath in the blocks for ‘nine-day sprint’ to wrap up the Six Nations

Safe hands: This coach saved his gymnast from a terrifying head-first fall TWICE!

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