Toulouse secondrow Joe Tekori can prove a handful for Munster defenders on Saturday. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP.

Home side can use dominant scrum to move opponents around

Having already missed out on a Six Nations championship medal, Donnacha Ryan will be further disappointed that injury also keeps him out of tomorrow’s Munster-Leinster clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Munster and Leinster players meeting tomorrow are also trying to fit in with Joe Schmidt’s schemes

Winger Andrew Trimble crosses to score Ireland’s  second try during their Six Nations victory at the Stade de France, Paris, France, on Saturday evening. Photograph: PA

Old warriors to the fore as dominance at scrum proves profitable platform for epic triumph

France’s Yoann Huget springs clear to score a try against Scotland at Murrayfield. France will profit if they create overlap opportunities. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Joe Schmidt’s men must keep their heads when all around them the French are losing theirs

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton goes over for the try against Italy in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

More formidable opposition lie in wait but there is room for postive improvement

Scotland’s Alex Dunbar is brought down by Italy’s Joshua Furno (top)during the Six Nations match at the Stadio Olympico in Rome. Furno’s move from the secondrow to six for tomorrow’s match  in Dublin will be of huge benefit to Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Pace and variation with concentrated precision will ensure an Irish victory

Ireland’s Issac Boss, Martin Moore, Gordon D’Arcy and Devin Toner dejectedat Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

By the end of last week’s game, half the pack was comprised of four recent U-20 players

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