11 images as Ireland finalise preparations at the Captain’s Run in the Millennium Stadium

IRELAND ARE IN Cardiff and have stretched their legs out before tomorrow enormous Six Nations meeting with Wales.

While the weather forecast is promising dry conditions for tomorrow’s 14.30 kick-off, today’s Captain’s Run took place in dreary conditions in the Millennium Stadium.

Sexton gets his side’s rhythm going

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Simon Zebo getting a feel for the ball

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Paul O’Connell leaping feet first into his 100th international

And, as ever, speaking some motivational words for the squad

Payne and Henderson are two of seven players in Ireland’s squad who have never played in the Millennium Stadium

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Peter O’Mahony gets in the line

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Les Kiss is preparing his defence for another big dig

Robbie Henshaw finds his kicking range

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But the boot of Jonathan Sexton will key to Ireland’s chances

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Tell ‘em, Joe

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