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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.


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.


UCD v Galwegians, Belfield Bowl

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


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.


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