Ireland vs. Wales: Five Keys to Irish Victory

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Ireland vs. Wales: Five Keys to Irish Victory
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Tomorrow afternoon Wales host Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in the opening game of the 2013 Six Nations.

In a match that will likely define both their seasons, neither side can afford to lose. Throw in the recent history between the two and you have some compelling storylines.

Ireland will be hoping to break a three-loss streak to the Welsh, while Wales are seeking to avoid their worst run of defeats in the Gatland/Edwards era.

Ireland have revenge on their minds as their last two Six Nations defeats to Wales were decided by bad refereeing decisions.

They will hope that they don't fall foul of overzealous officials and quick-thinking ball boys. If they do these are the keys to an Irish victory.

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