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Ireland will take another step in their preparation for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, when the Wolfhounds take on Wales in Dublin, for the final group game of the European Nations Cup. The game takes place on Saturday, 29 October 2005, at Terenure College RFC, kicking off at 2:30 p.m.
Ireland was one of the competition front-runners last year, with the Wolfhounds reaching the final. Expectations are high that this year?s team can go one better, although Wales promise to be a daunting opponent.
The European Nations Cup involves the national teams of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France, Russia and Georgia. The teams will be made up largely of professional players from the Super League and National Leagues competitions. However, this year?s rules provide that six players will be selected from the Rugby League Ireland competition, giving an exciting opportunity for the cream of the country?s locally based talent.