The growing crowd anxiously awaits the arrival of both teams on a wet and windy day at Lansdowne.
The beginning of the match is being anxiously awaited by the growing crowd at Landsdowne. Both teams line out unchanged, with any doubtful injuries on both sides held at bay.
The field, despite the torrents of rain, seems to be in good condition. W look forward to an exciting contest here in Dublin.
Today’s Irish team mascot is Nicholas McCarthy from Naas, Co. Kildare. Nicholas is nearly ten years old and is a winger with Naas rugby Club. Denis Hickie and Brian O’ Driscoll are the players that Nicholas looks up to. He wishes the boys the best of luck today.