Wales head to Dublin this weekend, aiming to get their Six Nations campaign back on track after a loss against England in Twickenham.
Warren Gatland’s side picked up an opening-day win over Scotland despite a host of injuries, and a win over Ireland would propel them right back into the title conversation.
The Welsh will be boosted even further this week as some of their big guns return.
Lions trio Leigh Halfpenny, Dan Biggar and Taulupe Faletau have been declared fit for the tie, and George North is also expected to start after featuring from the bench in London.
The return of Biggar, in particular, will add to their attack, as he brings experience and quality that was lacking with Rhys Patchell in the position. Meanwhile, Halfpenny will be chomping at the bit to get back involved in the action after his tryscoring exploits against the Scots.
This comes as a major lift to the Red Dragon, who have dominated the tie in recent times. In the last ten meetings between the countries, Ireland have won just three times. Buoyed by the return of some of their biggest names, the Welsh will be confident of causing an upset at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Wales will name their team on Tuesday afternoon.