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Auva'a set to boost Belvo for Templeville Road

ST Mary's will look to impress in front of what should be a bumper crowd as they start the push for a top-three finish. Champions Belvo' might be able to call on the services of their Leinster number eight Leo Auva'a to help the league's second best attack.

DIVISION 1A

St Mary's College v Old Belvedere, Templeville Road, Friday 7.30.

Blackrock College v Cork Constitution, Stradbrook

It doesn't get any easier for 'Rock. There is internal strife within the club that has not been helpful.

Clontarf v Shannon, Castle Avenue

First choice tight-head Niall Treston is back from injury to enhance'Tarf's scrum.

Young Munster v Lansdowne, Clifford Park

Leaders YM will be in a no-nonsense mood to deal with a Lansdowne club that has amassed the highest points total in the Division, thanks largely to fly-half Craig Ronaldson.

DIVISION 1B

UCD v Galwegians, Belfield Bowl

Leinster lock Mark Flanagan should be available and Ireland U20 hooker David Doyle is back from injury.

DIVISION 2A

Terenure College v DLSP, Lakelands Park

'Nure should have plenty of motivation for this one. Salmo coach David Murphy plots their fifth win in six rounds.

Old Wesley v Clonakilty, Donnybrook

Coach Morgan Lennon has promoted flanker David O'Connor, scrum-half Dan van Zyl and wing Ross Barbour.

Greystones v Instonians, Dr Hickey Park

Wing Ronan Carroll returns from injury in early October to add speed around the outside of the 'Stones attack.

Bective Rangers v Thomond, Donnybrook, (Sunday)

Rangers will have to rid themselves of inconsistency.

City of Derry v Seapoint

JP Finlay in the second row as the only change to the Seapoint side.

Midleton v Dublin University, Towns Park

Director of Rugby Tony Smeeth will want his players to bounce back from a comprehensive defeat to UCD.

DIVISION 2B

Boyne v Banbridge, Drogheda

Coach Craig McGrath has put his trust in an unchanged side to thwart the threat of their third-placed opponents.

Naas v Sligo, Forenoughts

Player/coach Niall Carson makes two changes to the backline bringing Osam Farag in at full-back and Martin O'Neill into the centre.

Navan v Cashel, Balreask Old

Coach Leo Jordaan will have close to the same team again to attempt to administer leaders Cashel's first defeat.

NUIM Barnhall v Armagh, NUIM Maynooth

Barnhall make three changes with full-back Ryan Hopkins, hooker Padraic Beatty and flanker Tom McKeown.

Rainey Old Boys v Suttonians, Hatrick Park

Andrew Hegarty and Seamus Cantillon are introduced into the Suttonians' back row.

Ards v Wanderers, Hamilton Park

This is a critical contest between the bottom two.

Compiled by Des Berry


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