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Conway ready for 'Rock recall

COACH Eric Miller should have the electric pair of Andrew Conway (pictured right) and Brendan Macken available, presuming they are injury free.


(Matches tomorrow at 2.30, unless stated)

Blackrock College v St Mary's College, (Stradbrook)

Leinster A blindside Ciarán Ruddock and goal-kicker Gavin Dunne must be on song for St Mary's to make the short cross-city trip worthwhile.

Lansdowne v Dolphin (Aviva Stadium 2.0)

Leinster's Jordi Murphy is not fit to take his place in the back row, leading to a reshuffle with Kieran Essex likely to be at openside.

Cork Constitution v Clontarf (Temple Hill)

'Tarf are top and unbeaten. New boys Frank Cogan and Richie Lane have made an instant impact at Temple Hill.

They will relish going back to their old club along with centre Evan Ryan.

Shannon v Old Belvedere (Coonagh)

Coach Phil Werahiko needs to work the oracle quickly to prevent Belvo' slumping to their fifth straight defeat. They are not far away, having secured losing bonus points from each of their four losses.


Ballymena v UCD (Eaton Park)

College fly the Leinster flag in this division. There is a doubt over scrum-half Rob Shanley. Peter du Toit may step in.


DLSP v Bective Rangers (Kirwan Park)

Salmo is one of four clubs on equal points at the top of this tree. Full-back Shane Robertson and hooker Emmett O'Reilly should recover from injury.

Rangers have been led well by Mike Summerell in the absence of club captain Mike Essex.

Dublin University v Old Crescent (College Park)

Trinity will be eager to make it four wins out of five against the Limerick club one rung below them on the ladder.

Old Wesley v City of Derry (Donnybrook)

Flanker Dave O'Connor, prop Craig Telford, lock Iain McGann and scrum-half Dan van Zyl come into a changed side.

Seapoint v Midleton (Kilbogget Park)

Second row Doug Kennedy, scrum-half Vincent Browne and left wing Ken Casey are expected to make an impact as the three changes to the Seapoint line-up.

Queen's University v Terenure College (Dub Lane)

Director of Rugby Ian Morgan will have to wait on fitness tests for centre John Bollard and French prop Damien Patot.

Thomond v Greystones (Fitzgerald Park)

Coach Reggie Corrigan will rely on Dermot O'Rourke to fill in for Cillian Willis at scrum-half. The former Leinster nine is in the process of sealing a transfer to Sale Sharks.


Suttonians v Navan (McDowell Grounds)

Flanker Richard Delaney returns from injury as does tight-head prop Adrian Hoary, allowing Gareth Connolly to switch to loose-head.

New fly-half Jack Mullins is making a solid impression at Navan and number eight Leigh Jackson is driving them on.

NUIM Barnhall v Nenagh Ormond (Parsonstown)

Coach Denis Bowes goes with the same formation that whipped Ards 29-3 last week to forge their first home win in three attempts.

Wanderers v Rainey Old Boys (The Aviva Stadium 4.0)

James Wynstanley's side are on the slippery slope to nowhere, nursing four losses.

Banbridge v Naas (Rifle Park)

Coach Niall Carson will start at hooker as experienced prop Vinny Cuddihy and wing Johnny Delaney return to first-team duty.

Cashel v Boyne (Spafield)

Coach Craig McGrath's men have slipped to defeat twice after winning twice. They will not find it easy to recover at joint leaders Cashel.