# Key Battles

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# 3kb
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.
# Heineken Cup
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.
# Mission Impossible?
Three key battles as Connacht look to upset Toulouse
Pat Lam’s side travel to France in the hope of causing a major upset against the Top 14 powerhouses.
# Key Battles
Munster v Perpignan: Three crucial head-to-heads in Limerick
The Top 14 side are without some key men, but still have the potential to upset the Limerick crowd.
# 3kb
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.
# red v blue
Munster v Leinster: 3 key battles that will decide the bragging rights
Warren Gatland and his coaching crew will be at Thomond Park to witness the interprovincial clash.
# Pro12
Connacht v Munster: 3 key battles to decide the outcome
History favours the Reds but a glance at the teamsheets suggests a home win.
# Civil War
Pro12: Six things to watch out for in tonight's Leinster v Munster clash
We can’t bloody wait.
# Key Battles
Cork v Kildare: where the All-Ireland quarter-final will be won and lost
Kerry and Donegal may take top billing this weekend but the clash of the Rebels and Lilywhites is just as intriguing. Emmet Ryan breaks it down
# Last Four
Clermont v Leinster: 3 key battles to decide European Cup clash
We look at the main areas that Joe Schmidt’s men will graft for an advantage to make the final in Twickenham.
# Aviva Awaits
Munster versus Ulster: 3 keys battles to decide European Cup clash
A semi-final date at Lansdowne Road awaits and some familiar faces return to spice up the knock-out clash
# Key Battles
Leinster versus Cardiff: 3 key battles for the quarter-final clash
Scrum and breakdown will be key at the Aviva but can Brian O’Driscoll shimmy through the Jamie Roberts sized gap in Cardiff’s midfield
# clash of the ash
Battle stations: Where Kilkenny v Waterford will be won and lost
We’ve identified the four key areas that will decide who goes forward to the All-Ireland final.
# Tactics
Battle Stations: where this year's Heineken Cup will be won and lost
We take a look at five key areas in which this year’s Heineken Cup could be decided.