JOE SCHMIDT NAMED his team to face Wales in a crunch Six Nations clash this afternoon after their last training session of the week in Maynooth’s Carton House.

Here’s how the squad looked in the drizzly conditions in Kildare.

Keith Earls took his washing out to the field with him

Luke Fitzgerald looks really unimpressed by the spring weather

Ian Keatley and Jack McGrath ready for action

Jordi Murphy points out how the photographer might be better placed to capture his good side

Johnny Sexton, always happy to be on the field

Les and Joe, marshaling the defence

Round of applause for the best boy in class

Joe shows off his own wet weather skill-set

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Simon Zebo, planning out another viral flick at the Millennium Stadium

Head down, hard at it for the 100th time

Come the day, come the hour…

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