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Open Thread: Who should Joe Schmidt pick to start against Wales?

What do you think the starting XV should look like.

Updated 17.10

THE TIME FOR talking is nearly over.

In a little under 72 hours, Ireland will take on Wales at the Aviva Stadium in what many are predicting could be a Six Nations title decider.

Simon Easterby and Joe Schmidt Forwards coach Simon Easterby and Joe Schmidt cast an eagle eye over training. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Warren Gatland named his team on Wednesday and, having overseen weeks and weeks of training, Joe Schmidt must have a very good idea who will answer Ireland’s call come Sunday afternoon.

Still though, some question marks remain.

Will any uncapped player like CJ Stander or Stuart McCloskey be handed a starting spot?

What will be the make-up of the backs?

These are all the questions we want you to answer. Let us know who you think should get the call and why you chose them in the comment section below.

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