Wales forward coach, Robin McBryde, believes Wales will face the ‘best side in world rugby’ when they come face to face in with Ireland on Saturday.
Ireland stand between a Grand Slam and Six Nations title for Wales as they remain unbeaten in the competition.
But McBryde believes the clash at the Principality Stadium on Saturday will be a big test for the team:
A win would hand Warren Gatland his third clean sweep of his reign – it is his final Six Nations game before he steps down from his Wales post after the World Cup later this year.
Ireland can still win the championship, while England – who host Scotland at Twickenham this weekend – are also in the title mix.
But unbeaten tournament leaders Wales occupy pole position, knowing that a win at the Principality Stadium will be enough to land European rugby’s biggest double prize.
Gatland will name his team on Thursday with Liam Williams still a doubt after picking up an injury against Scotland last weekend. They won 18-11 at Murrayfield to keep their Grand Slam dream alive.