Schmidt and Gatland's tense rivalry adds spice to Six Nations clash

Munster player to make Six Nations debut for Ireland against Wales

Noel McNamara's side have already won their Six Nations title, and are now aiming to make it five wins out of five with victory over Wales in Colwyn Bay.

Saturday's final round of the Six Nations sees Wales looking to complete their third Grand Slam of the Gatland era with victory over Ireland in Cardiff in what will be the New Zealander's final Championship match in charge before he stands down following this year's World Cup in Japan. Keith Earls 13. Garry Ringrose 12.

But they'll need the Scots to do them a favour against England to defend their title.

Much of Wales' success this season has been based on a colossal defensive effort and Jones, for all the praise he had heaped on Gatland, could not resist a pre-match dig by suggesting the "tiring" Welsh might struggle against reigning champions Ireland. "We'll be in the game (against France)", he said. 'If it was me, I'd be concentrating on playing Scotland.

"I have not seen a group of players as motivated as this before and this excited about playing in a Grand Slam game, wanting to win and put that jersey on and play for themselves and their families and Wales as a whole and what it means to the country". Let us know in the comments.

"For a number of us as coaches this is our last Six Nations game and the fact that it is in Cardiff is extra special".

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But Gatland added: "It is not about us, it is about the players for this weekend".

However, as they showed in the autumn, they are a top-notch side and it was just the disappointment in the opening game against England in Dublin which has undermined their tournament.

The Ireland Under 20's can claim Grand Slam glory this evening.

"In the early years he was a bit hot-headed and temperamental, and he was the one starting the fights in training and stuff, and that is what a competitor he is".

"He has been very important to us, he is a player who does not pick up many injuries and he has been a constant".

"I'm just saying what I see and I see a team that's looking exhausted". They're in a good spot.

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