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Sole focus will be on a win over Wales

Ireland need to build confidence and get over the third hurdle (stock photo)
Ireland need to build confidence and get over the third hurdle (stock photo)

David Wallace

Ireland are two from two and top of the Six Nations standings, but it's still not time to get carried away. Wales and Scotland are two huge teams and that's before Ireland can even think about their clash with England at Twickenham.

But we are talking about professional rugby players here, they won't fall into any trap. They won't look past tomorrow and the Aviva Stadium.

It's so difficult to win all of your games in the Six Nations especially in the current climate with the intensity and attritional levels of these matches, they really can go either way.

The players and coaches in the Ireland set-up certainly won't be thinking about anything after Wales.

I'll start to sound like a player again here, but it's all about taking it one game at a time in this championship.

As you go on and the more games you win, the more teams that want to take you down and the pressure builds all the time in the Six Nations.

Hopefully Ireland will get over Wales and Scotland and be ready for a brilliant final-day scenario against England at Twickenham.

But some of the hardest games are left. It's exciting times for the Irish fans and the team just need to build confidence and momentum, and get over the third hurdle.

Irish Independent

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