| 7°C Dublin

Cogan comes back into contention for Garryowen's visit to Castle Avenue

(all tomorrow 2.30 unless stated)

DIVISION 1A

Clontarf v Garryowen, Castle Avenue

Ireland Club international number eight Frank Cogan will come into contention for game time following 'Tarf's opening-day defeat which came eight minutes into injury-time.

Dolphin v Old Belvedere, Musgrave Park

Belvo' are back in the big time. They were not a million miles away against Lansdowne. This is a different proposition. The Cork club will be smarting from their fall to Garryowen.

Young Munster v St Mary's College, Tom Clifford Park

It is early days for new coach Hugh Hogan. YM were the only club to secure a bonus-point win on the first day. The champions will be looking to make it two-from-two in a repeat of last season's final.

Lansdowne v Shannon, The Aviva Stadium, Sunday

Out-half Craig Ronaldson has returned from a trial at Bath to resume his role as a leader for Mike Ruddock's side, making a match-winning tackle and kicking the points last week.

DIVISION 1B

Blackrock College v Buccaneers, Stradbrook

Former Leinster Academy forward Paul Ryan emerged last Saturday as a real leader, despite the heavy defeat.

UCD v Bruff, Belfield Bowl

College must have been on a high after a seven-try blitz of Harlequins. They will look to continue this form with either Leinster's Luke McGrath or Shane O'Meara at nine.

Dungannon v Dublin University, Stevenson Park

Trinity director of rugby Tony Smeeth is waiting on his number eight Jack Dilger to prove his fitness.

DIVISION 2A

DLSP v Terenure College, Kilternan

An injury to Salmo' centre Conor Power means Murtada Al-Mohsen moves inside and Andrew Mitchell comes in on the wing.

It was no surprise to see 'Nure get off to a winning start. They have made a number of astute signings. They should get much better as the players bed in.

Banbridge v Old Wesley, Rifle Park

Coach Morgan Lennon bagged four points on day one. It will be a different ball game on the road to the joint leaders.

Galwegians v Bective Rangers, Crowley Park

A fair attack and loose defence made for a relatively high-scoring defeat at home by Highfield. It won't get any easier in Galway.

Highfield v Greystones, Woodleigh Park

Prop Ronan Kearney returns from injury to tight-head, Bobby Clancy moving to the loose side of the scrum.

Seapoint v City of Derry, Kilbogget Park

Stephen Boucher comes into the centre and there are a number of alterations in the pack including the choice of Conal Cremen at hooker and Hugh Kelleher at flanker by coach Declan Keegan.

DIVISION 2B.

Skerries v Suttonians, Holmpatrick, Tonight 8.0.

Coach John Murphy will be keen to make amends for a losing bonus-point away to Instonians for their first home tie in the AIL since April 2006.

Hooker Adrian Hoary comes into the Suttonians front row as they try to add to their sweet opening day defeat of Ards.

Boyne v Sligo, Shamrock Lodge

Coach Craig McGrath has gone for Ciaran Smith at number eight and Dermot O'Neill at lock as his two changes from round one.

Naas v Connemara, Forenaughts

It comes as no surprise to see coach Niall Carson make no changes from the opening day local derby bonus-point win over NUIM Barnhall.

Navan v Instonians, Balreask Old

Someone's '0' must go as two first-day winners clash. Brian Forristal will get his chance for the injured fly-half Jose Rodrigues.

Thomond v NUIM Barnhall, Fitzgerald Park

Coach Dennis Bowes has decided to plump for Marcus Doyle in the second row for suspended Conor McDermott, the former Ireland Youths international.


Privacy