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Crosbie and Conan return for Belvedere

COACH Paul Cunningham will have Leinster A number eight Jack Conan and out-half Steve Crosbie back to marshal the troops as they maintain their one-point pursuit of Clontarf.

(all Saturday 2.30, unless stated)

DIVISION 1A

Old Belvedere v St Mary's College Anglesea Road

Coach Paul Cunningham will have Leinster A number eight Jack Conan and out-half Steve Crosbie back to marshal the troops as they maintain their one-point pursuit of Clontarf.

St Mary's have not been able to get it together as consistently as they would have liked, with just a 33pc win rate.

Cork Constitution v UCD Temple Hill

College can call back prop Ed Byrne, scrum-half Luke McGrath, three-quarters Andy Boyle, Sam Coghlan-Murray and Barry Daly to combat Con'.

Lansdowne v Garryowen The Aviva Stadium

The champions find themselves in fourth-place, despite having scored more points than any other club, their discipline in defence letting them down.

Young Munster v Clontarf Tom, Clifford Park

The leaders aim to make it nine-out-of-10 wins to keep a charging third-placed YM at arm's length.

DIVISION 1B

Blackrock College v Shannon Stradbrook

Coach Ben Manion brings Karl O'Riordan into second row and Richie Marsh into number eight as his two changes.

Corinthians v Dublin University Corinthian Park

Australian out-half Sam Windsor will make his Trinity debut after impressing in a friendly against Old Belvedere beside scrum-half Aengus Lloyd.

UL-Bohemian v Terenure College Thomond Park

James Blaney's 'Nure are marching towards a perfect season. This difficult trip to third-placed UL-Bohs would mark 10 wins from 10 starts.

DIVISION 2A

Bective Rangers v Old Crescent Donnybrook

Rangers have been plunged into disarray by a coaching coup, the local derby against Old Wesley inspiring a losing bonus-point (12-9) in the last round.

Highfield v Seapoint Woodleigh Park

Steve Carroll and Brian Keegan will look to control the game from half-back as the Killiney club look to take their season to four wins, four losses and a draw.

Naas v Bruff Forenoughts

Player/coach Niall Carson won't get a better chance all season to put points on the board than against the winless Limerick club.

Queen's University v Old Wesley Dub Lane

Morgan Lennon moves Kieran Hurrell from centre to fly-half and bolsters his pack with Dave Henshaw and Stephen Boyle.

Rainey Old Boys v NUIM Barnhall Hatrick Park

Simon Gillespie steps back in as Chris Winks is stationed at full-back with Mike Brown and Matthew Mellotte in the centre.

DIVISION 2B

Suttonians v Tullamore McDowell Grounds

Coach Noel Hehir was waiting on a few injury problems before going with what could be the same side this week.

The Offaly club is doing quite nicely in sixth under the experienced eye of coach John Moylan.

Ards v Skerries Hamilton Park

A victory at the Ulster club would put Skerries onto a 66pc win return as they sit in fourth.

Armagh v Boyne Palace Grounds

Mike Walls' Meath club will struggle for success at a club riding high on confidence.

DLSP v Sligo Kirwan Park

Salmo' are still struggling for numbers, Keith Taite, Emmet O'Reilly and Paul Tolofua joining an extended list of casualties.

Nenagh Ormond v Navan New Ormond Park

Coach Alan Kingsley will push the importance of a steely defence against the leaders.

Thomond v Greystones Fitzgerald Park

Barry Holmes, captain for the previous three seasons, returns to provide experience.


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