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# Key Battles

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3 key battles for Ireland to win against Scotland in Dublin
With Joe Schmidt’s men looking to get underway with a victory, these head-to-heads could be crucial.
Three battles Munster must win to reign supreme in Perpignan
A bonus point win came handily in Limerick last weekend. The return match should prove a tight affair.
Three key battles as Connacht look to upset Toulouse
Pat Lam’s side travel to France in the hope of causing a major upset against the Top 14 powerhouses.
Munster v Perpignan: Three crucial head-to-heads in Limerick
The Top 14 side are without some key men, but still have the potential to upset the Limerick crowd.
Ulster v Treviso: Three keys to a home victory at Ravenhill
Treviso have struggled this season, but they will match up key men in areas Ulster have suffered injuries.
Munster v Leinster: 3 key battles that will decide the bragging rights
Warren Gatland and his coaching crew will be at Thomond Park to witness the interprovincial clash.
Connacht v Munster: 3 key battles to decide the outcome
History favours the Reds but a glance at the teamsheets suggests a home win.
Pro12: Six things to watch out for in tonight's Leinster v Munster clash
We can’t bloody wait.
Cork v Kildare: where the All-Ireland quarter-final will be won and lost
Kerry and Donegal may take top billing this weekend but the clash of the Rebels and Lilywhites is just as intriguing. Emmet Ryan breaks it down
Clermont v Leinster: 3 key battles to decide European Cup clash
We look at the main areas that Joe Schmidt’s men will graft for an advantage to make the final in Twickenham.
Munster versus Ulster: 3 keys battles to decide European Cup clash
A semi-final date at Lansdowne Road awaits and some familiar faces return to spice up the knock-out clash
Leinster versus Cardiff: 3 key battles for the quarter-final clash
Scrum and breakdown will be key at the Aviva but can Brian O’Driscoll shimmy through the Jamie Roberts sized gap in Cardiff’s midfield
Battle stations: Where Kilkenny v Waterford will be won and lost
We’ve identified the four key areas that will decide who goes forward to the All-Ireland final.
Battle Stations: where this year's Heineken Cup will be won and lost
We take a look at five key areas in which this year’s Heineken Cup could be decided.