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Currently three points behind Eddie Jones’ side with two games to play, Ireland know a loss could see England seal the title on Saturday.
An in-form Scotland may still have something to say about though and the neutral will hope the Championship does go down to its final round. Indeed, Vern Cotter’s men could still lift the silverware if Wales beat Ireland and they win at Twickenham before beating Italy next week.
For Wales the prospects are far more bleak after a dismal campaign that has seen them win one and lose two of their matches to date. After this tough game against Ireland at the Principality Stadium, they conclude their tournament with another difficult assignment in France.
The bookmakers have them slight underdogs on Friday and one would expect something similar in Paris next week, which begs the question will Wales finish with just one win to their name on the back of four straight defeats? If so, the pressure would be immense on Rob Howley.
Howley will have been watching on with dismay as his charges crumbled during the second-half at Murrayfield and anything like that performance in front of their fans will see them lose again. It had all looked so promising at half-time though, so replicating that start will be crucial.
Playing a night game at their home ground always adds to the atmosphere in Cardiff and Howley will also hope that lifts his men to turn their fortunes around. But Ireland have decent form at this ground in recent visits, winning two of their last three trips, so will arrive with confidence.
Jonathan Sexton’s return was a significant lift against France and justified Joe Schmidt’s bold decision to drop Paddy Jackson. Sexton’s showing alongside Conor Murray reaffirmed his standing as Ireland’s lead playmaker and again the duo’s performance will be vital in Cardiff.
So many battles intrigue, not least the back-row where a mobile Welsh trio takes on CJ Stander and Sean O’Brien’s brute power and Jamie Heaslip’s subtle touches. All six of those players are pushing for Lions honours and that just adds something extra to this exciting fixture.
While Ireland’s unchanged side was met with a nod of expectance the same couldn’t be said of Howley’s decision to stick with his XV. Many called for changes after Murrayfield – and due to them being out of the running for the title – but players have been given another chance.
“I know things have been said in the week about some players’ performance. But as a coaching team, we have talked about the opportunity just to go out again,” said Howley, whose men are still battling for World Ranking points before the RWC 2019 draw. “There is an opportunity to go out at home in front of our supporters and deliver a performance the players are proud of and for the supporters to support that.”
“It will be a huge game on Friday night,” he added, with pride very much on the line for Wales while Ireland will hope to twist the knife with a win that would give them great confidence of wrestling the title off England next weekend, the showdown many were hoping for pre-tournament.
Wales: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Scott Williams, 11 Liam Williams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Sam Warburton, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Jake Ball, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Scott Baldwin, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Taulupe Faletau, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Jamie Roberts
Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Robbie Henshaw, 11 Simon Zebo, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Jamie Heaslip, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Devin Toner, 4 Donnacha Ryan, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 2 Rory Best (c), 1 Jack McGrath
Replacements: 16 Niall Scannell, 17 Cian Healy, 18 John Ryan, 19 Iain Henderson, 20 Peter O’Mahony, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Paddy Jackson, 23 Tommy Bowe