A group of noisy supporters try to justify the Aviva's position as the second loudest stadium. Colm O'Neill/INPHO

The Aviva atmosphere ranks well in a study of which Six Nations stadium is the loudest

Irish fans are agonisingly close to being the most raucous revellers in the tournament.

ONE OF THE best parts about attending a Six Nations game is roaring your team on with pride and giving a Peter O’Mahony level of effort when it is time for the anthem.

And supporting your team is almost seen as a competition in itself as each fan base wants to be seen as the most passionate.

The people at the Press Association have tried to quantify the support by measuring which stadium in the Six Nations is the loudest and it makes for pleasant reading if you’re an Irish fan.

The Millenium Stadium had the highest average decibel level with the Aviva ranking second but the Dublin venue recorded the single loudest cheer of the championship so far at the final whistle of yesterday’s game.

According to the BBC, the order of loudest stadiums then went Twickenham, Murrayfield, Stadio Olimpico and the Stade de France.

With England arriving at the Aviva in two weeks time every little psycological battle counts and at least Joe Schmidt’s men know that any positive play will be greeted with an ear-popping roar from the stand.

If you are lucky enough to have a ticket to the potential championship decider, make sure to shout up a lung to knock Warren Gatland’s men off top spot.

Remember, this isn’t the X Factor – you don’t get bonus points for hitting the high notes.

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