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ULSTER BANK ALL-IRELAND LEAGUE (Saturday 2.30 unless stated)

DIVISION 1A

Terenure College v UCD, Lakeland's Park, 2.0: 'Nure have fallen twice in the last three to have their lead cut to one point by hard-chasing Lansdowne. They badly need this one. Director of Rugby Bobby Byrne will be keen to see College move beyond the 50% return of four wins, one draw and four losses from nine rounds.

Old Belvedere v Clontarf, Anglesea Road: Coach Paul Cunningham will look to Danny Riordan to continue his leadership role from full-back. 'Tarf had the better of this one after extra-time when the same clubs last met in the Leinster Senior League semi-final. This could be just as tight.

Lansdowne v St Mary's College, The Aviva Stadium, 4.30: Mike Ruddock's men are coming on strong to put the heat on Terenure, winning their last four. The Templeville Road crew have won two of their last three and will be itching for redemption from their 38-20 spanking by Lansdowne last month.

DIVISION 1B

Dublin University v Galwegians, College Park, 2.0: Trinity will have centres Sebastian Fromme and captain Paddy Lavelle back in the midfield.

DIVISION 2A

City of Derry v Blackrock College, Judge's Road: Coach Emmet Farrell will want to keep 'Rock's good run going with hooker Conor Kilcoyne and converted centre Sean Coughlan leading the way.

Nenagh Ormond v Naas, New Ormond Park: Naas are nowhere near where they want to be, dropping closer to the danger zone in 13th, just three points off the bottom.

Old Wesley v Thomond, Donnybrook: Leaders Wesley will need half-backs Alan Large and Iain Cassidy to give go-to direction again.

Queen's University v Bective Rangers, Dub Lane: Rangers will have to build on the losing bonus-point they took away from Rainey two weeks ago.

Seapoint v Skerries, Kilbogget Park: Coaches Ben Armstrong and Brian Keegan will be encouraged by reliable blindside Eoin Cremen, despite languishing bottom of the division.

Skerries look solid enough at this level and they could take advantage of a fragile looking home club.

DIVISION 2B

Tullamore v Navan, Spollanstown, Friday 8.0: The Offaly club promote wing Mick Brazil and second row Leon Martin to first team action. Navan coach Alan Kingsley makes one change from the last round with Sean McEntaggart coming onto the wing.

Sunday's Well v Boyne, Irish Independent Park, 2.0: Director of Rugby Niall Ronan will press home the importance of these points as the Meath club looks for a second win in eight.

Wanderers v Highfield, The Aviva Stadium (back pitch), 2.0: This could define Wanderers' season. If they can take down the leaders, they will be back in the promotion race.

DLSP v Greystones, Kirwan Park: Salmo' coach Phil de Barra could bring in lock Andy Coleman, openside Matt Curran and hooker Phil McCarthy. It will be interesting to see where 'Stones coach Kevin Lewis places part-time front row, part-time back rower Bobby Clancy.


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