Wales v Ireland Six Nations clash to be played under Principality Stadium roof
By Andy Charles
Last Updated: 09/03/17 2:50pm
Wales and Ireland have agreed to play Friday night's Six Nations clash with the Principality Stadium roof closed.
Both sides have to be in agreement for such a move to be made, with England insisting the roof remain open for their match against Rob Howley's side earlier in the tournament.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt said on Wednesday he was unsure whether he would ask for the roof to remain open, with his decision likely to come down to the local weather forecast.
Showers are expected in Cardiff on Friday, although temperatures might not dip much below 10 degrees.
Wales assistant coach Robyn McBride said: "It's staying closed.
"Ireland are more than happy to go with our decision. In fairness, from the supporters' point of view, that's going to add to the occasion.
"It will be a fantastic atmosphere and that's what it's all about.
"Teams come to Cardiff wanting to play in the Principality and make it as great an occasion as possible. It's closed, so we're looking forward to that."