Ryan Jones says Ireland will be billed as 'favourites' in Saturday's RBS Six Nations decider
. Declan Kidney's men are just 80 minutes away from recording their first Grand Slam in 61 years after recording four wins on the bounce in this season's competition.
Jones, 27, said: "Ireland will come here with the favourites tag and with that, there is a pressure and burden to bear.
"But with the experience of the players they have got at both club and international level, they should be able to deal with it.
"I don't think that should be an issue for them. I'm sure the likes of the Munster boys will treat this game as just another game.
"We will both try to win the game but it's just about who gets it right on the day."
Wales are also in the hunt for the Triple Crown and can add back-to-back championships for the first time in 30 years should the defending champions win by 13 points.
But Jones has warned there will not be attractive rugby on show. He said: "The game won't be pretty because there's too much at stake. It will be extremely physical and the kicking game is going to be massive.
"You only have to look at Ronan O'Gara who controls the game for Munster week in, week out. We've got to make sure we win that area.
"He's a world-class number ten and we all know his strengths and weaknesses. It's up to us to see if we can exploit his defence. We haven't said it's a weakness but we will try to use it to our advantage.
"Defences are so strong today that there won't be many tries but if we play rugby in the right areas and win the territorial battle, we can win the match."
Wales: Lee Byrne; Mark Jones, Tom Shanklin, Gavin Henson, Shane Williams; Stephen Jones, Mike Phillips; Gethin Jenkins, Matthew Rees, Adam Jones, Ian Gough, Alun-Wyn Jones, Ryan Jones (capt), Martyn Williams, Andy Powell.
Replacements: Huw Bennett, John Yapp, Luke Charteris, Dafydd Jones, Warren Fury, James Hook, Jamie Roberts.
Ireland: Rob Kearney; Tommy Bowe, Brian O'Driscoll (capt), Gordon D'Arcy, Luke Fitzgerald; Ronan O'Gara, Tomas O'Leary; Marcus Horan, Jerry Flannery, John Hayes, Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell (capt), Stephen) Ferris, David Wallace, Jamie Heaslip.
Replacements: Rory Best, Tom Court, M O'Driscoll, Denis Leamy, Peter Stringer, Paddy Wallace, Geordan Murphy.
The Webb Ellis Cup visited Lampeter on Monday to recognise the fact that the town is celebrating a major milestone as it is believed the first ever game of rugby played in Wales, was in fact played in Lampeter 150 years ago.
Cardiff Blues U18 Girls will go into Sunday's Gemau Cymru with an extra spring in their step after Welsh internationals Elinor Snowsill and Philippa Tuttiett offered some last minute tips at a training session earlier this week.
Rob Howley and Josh Lewsey addressed more than 250 community club coaches and referees at the first WRU National Community Conference on the weekend. The volunteers benefitted from coaching masterclasses and workshops in a bid to connect all levels of the rugby pathway in Wales.
UEFA has today confirmed the Football Association of Wales (FAW) has been successful in its bid for the Millennium Stadium to host the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final on Saturday 3rd June, 2017 (kick-off: 19.45hrs GMT).
The winners of a filmmaking competition organised by the education charity Into Film and the WRU enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the Millennium Stadium - and a chance to be photographed with the WRU's fire-breathing, rugby loving mascot, Scorch The Dragon, and Welsh international, Jake Ball.