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Ireland Agree For Roof To Be Closed In Cardiff For Six Nations Clash With Wales

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 21: The Millennium Stadium's roof is closed as the flames greet the teams during the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Millennium Stadium on February 21, 2014 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

On Friday evening, Ireland and Wales will lock horns in the Principality Stadium, Cardiff in a crunch Six Nations tie. Following an opening day defeat to Scotland, Joe Schmidt’s side are on the road to redemption, picking up wins over Italy and France.

Meanwhile, Wales are hoping to get their campaign back on track after defeats to England and Scotland.

Playing under a closed roof will not be a novel concept for this Irish side. As recently as 2015, they recorded a famous World Cup victory over France in the venue.

However, there is no disputing that this gives an advantage to Wales. A home Friday night game between the two rivals will have an edge as it is, but with the added noise being kept in by the roof being closed, the atmosphere will be electric.

Nonetheless, on the field, there is no doubting who will be the happier between Ireland and Wales after the campaign to date.

Kick-off in Cardiff is at 8:05pm tomorrow evening, and the atmosphere will be one to be savoured.

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Make sure to check out the latest episode of the Oval Office, our weekly rugby podcast, where we look ahead to Wales vs Ireland with Lee Byrne, and discuss Scotland’s chances of scoring a surprise Triple Crown.

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