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Wales will be looking to keep their Six Nations hopes alive when they travel to tackle Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.
Having lost 12-6 to England in the previous round, another loss would all but virtually extinguish their hopes. Their chances have been boosted by the return of the British and Irish Lions backline trio of Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams and Dan Biggar.
Ireland, in contrast have been significantly weakened by the losses of Tadgh Furlong and Robbie Henshaw to injury. Both are massive to the Emerald Green cause. Chris Farrell starts at outside centre and Andrew Porter is handed the number three jersey.
Wales will be looking to their dynamic loose trio and Alun Wyn Jones to slow down Irish ball and force Johnny Sexton and company to kick to their dangerous back three of Williams, Steff Evans and Halfpenny who can launch counter-attacks from deep.
Ireland will depend on their halfback pairing of Sexton and Connor Murray to intelligently and efficiently control proceedings as usual with their tactical kicking. Halfpenny’s positional sense is very good, so the Irish kicking game will have to be accurate.
Wales coach Warren Gatland has already said that his team will be looking to put pressure on both Ireland half-backs.
The sides’ recent meetings have been highly competitive. Only three of the last ten games have seen double-margin victories. And this one is equally difficult to call.
Ireland: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Keith Earls, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Bundee Aki, 11 Jacob Stockdale, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Dan Leavy, 6 Peter O’Mahony, 5 Devin Toner, 4 James Ryan, 3 Andrew Porter, 2 Rory Best, 1 Cian Healy
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Jack McGrath, 18 John Ryan, 19 Quinn Roux, 20 Jack Conan, 21 Kieran Marmion, 22 Joey Carbery, 23 Fergus McFadden
Wales: 15 Leigh Halfpenny, 14 Liam Williams, 13 Scott Williams, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Ross Moriarty, 7 Josh Navidi, 6 Aaron Shingler, 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c), 4 Cory Hill, 3 Samson Lee, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Rob Evans
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Wyn Jones, 18 Tomas Francis, 19 Bradley Davies, 20 Justin Tipuric, 21 Aled Davies, 22 Gareth Anscombe, 23 George North
Scotland vs England
Saturday, February 24,4.45pm GMT
Can Scotland end England’s Grand Slam dreams and, in the process, provide a significant fillip for their own title aspirations?
Before the tournament, this match always appeared a potential stumbling block for Eddie Jones’ men in their quest for a record third successive Six Nations championship.
Following the Scots’ performance in round one, where they simply failed to turn up, those concerns would have dissipated slightly, but Gregor Townsend’s men are a different beast at Murrayfield.
The triumph over France was a much-needed victory and, with some of their key players still having room for improvement, Scottish supporters can quite rightly get excited about Saturday’s encounter.
They have had plenty of false dawns against the Red Rose over previous years and have not scored a try versus the Auld Enemy at Murrayfield since 2004, when Simon Danielli crossed the whitewash in a 35-13 loss, but there are reasons to be confident.
In Stuart Hogg, they have one of the most threatening attacking players in Europe, while Huw Jones, Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour are all strike runners that can cause any opponent problems.
Of course, consistency is still an issue and England themselves are far more formidable opponents but, should Scotland’s big players turn up for the occasion like they did in the autumn, the visitors could find themselves under pressure.
Jones’ team will fancy their chances up front and, man for man, the defending champions probably have a better backline, but the hosts have slightly more unpredictability.
That may have been to their detriment at times, with Finn Russell struggling in the opening two encounters, yet it would not surprise should Russell and co hit their straps on Saturday.
They must, however, rely on their forwards to set a platform, unlike the corresponding fixture last year, and that is where the hosts could come unstuck.
England, despite failing to solve their quandaries in the back-row, still have a very effective forward eight which matches anyone in the world. Joe Marler has also returned to the bench to provide set-piece impact and the so-called ‘finishers’ are ready to pounce should Scotland tire.
All in all, it sets up a mouth-watering contest which has the potential to be one of the best matches of the championship.
Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Pete Horne, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw, 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay (c), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Simon Berghan, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Gordon Reid
Replacements: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Willem Nel, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 David Denton, 21 Ali Price, 22 Nick Grigg, 23 Blair Kinghorn
England: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Danny Care, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Chris Robshaw, 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Maro Itoje, 4 Joe Launchbury, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Dylan Hartley, 1 Mako Vunipola
Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Joe Marler, 18 Harry Williams, 19 George Kruis, 20 Sam Underhill, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Ben Te’o, 23 Jack Nowell