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#Key Battles

# key-battles - Sunday 2 February, 2014

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.

# key-battles - Friday 13 December, 2013

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.

# key-battles - Saturday 7 December, 2013

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.

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.

# key-battles - Friday 6 December, 2013

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.

# key-battles - Saturday 13 April, 2013

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.

# key-battles - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Connacht v Munster: 3 key battles to decide the outcome

History favours the Reds but a glance at the teamsheets suggests a home win.

# key-battles - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Pro12: Six things to watch out for in tonight's Leinster v Munster clash

We can’t bloody wait.

# key-battles - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

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

# key-battles - Friday 27 April, 2012

Clermont v Leinster: 3 key battles to decide European Cup clash Last Four This post contains videos

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.

# key-battles - Friday 6 April, 2012

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

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

# key-battles - Sunday 7 August, 2011

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.

# key-battles - Friday 20 May, 2011

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.