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Howley said the fact Faletau played for Bath against Wasps in the English Premiership was factor in the decision to retain the number eight on the bench while Charteris is named among the replacements despite the fact he is still undergoing return to play protocols after taking a blow to the head in that match.

"I suppose you'll not know until 10:30 tomorrow night whether we were right to agree to have the roof closed or not, but I keep going back to the fact that we want to play in as close to ideal conditions as you can get".

Cian Healy coming in for Jack McGrath and Jared Payne coming in for Rob Kearney at fullback.

Wales had to settle for a Halfpenny penalty to leave Rob Howley's men leading 8-6 at the break. But where England refused earlier in the tournament, Ireland have been far less concerned.

As good as Murray is, the delay in bringing on Kieran Marmion in his place was baffling.

"A Joe Schmidt side predictable?" The ball was moved from left to right quicker than Schmidt's men could scramble their defence to narrow the space for them to attack.

But just as Ireland looked to be fading, they found more energy and redoubled their efforts, trailing 15-6.

"We are bitterly disappointed", said Rory Best.

"Their back row is really intense at the breakdown and we will have to deal with the battle in that area first", admitted Carre.

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Tipuric will have the honour of leading out Wales and then, hopefully after helping Wales to a much-needed win, he will have to serenade his teammates.

"It's still a huge opportunity for us, we can still finish in the top half of the Six Nations and that's still something that's incredibly important to us, and that's what we've got to turn the page to now".

"That game in Scotland was a bit like a Kevin Keegan football team - you score five and we'll score six".

"We know exactly what type of game it's going to be". The interim head coach surprised many by resisting making changes to the team that collapsed at Murrayfield, instead giving them the chance to redeem themselves. Maybe a little bit more so in Wales. The 24 year old has a worrying recent history of concussion but any lingering, certainly immediate, concerns in that regard were dispatched by this wondrous two try show.

Howley said: "There is a lot of experience in our group. If you go looking for it, you're going to find the criticism", said McBryde.

"The likes of Owen Williams and Tom Young, those sort of boys, they've put a lot of pressure on us".

"Our preparation for Scotland has been very good". Honest about the hurt we all felt.

"I think both teams were so willing and the endeavour was such that it was very hard to sat really what was going to happen next".


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