Students go west hoping Salmo can do them favour


(2.30, Saturday unless stated)


DLSP v Ballynahinch, Kirwan Park

De La Salle wing Conor Power Junior was sprung from the bench in their last outing away to Malone for Josh Russell- Carroll, who was laid low with a stomach bug, and he played well enough in the 26-3 win, perhaps, to force David Murphy's hand and give him a starting slot for this clash at home.

Corinthians v UCD, Corinthian Park

The leaders would love Salmo' to do them a favour against second-placed 'Hinch in the capital while Director of Rugby John McClean will ask his same players to keep on doing what they have been doing in Galway.


NUIM Barnhall v Suttonians, Parsonstown

Coach Denis Bowes (pictured) will be looking for Barnhall, in 11th, to move onto the 50pc win return and, in doing so, leave Suttonians, in 12th, further behind and skip ahead three places in the League.

Former St Fintan's High School graduate David Farrell slips back to full-back to allow room at fly-half for Jamie Ward in their only change.