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Star turn

Darren Hudson (St Mary's)

Away from home and with so much on the line, St Mary's needed someone to step up and it was their Leinster Academy winger Hudson who provided the fireworks, crossing for two excellent tries in a momentous win.

One to watch

Ian Porter

(Belfast Harlequins)

Ulster scrum-half Porter might be behind Ruan Pienaar and Paul Marshall, but he demonstrated his worth to his club on Saturday with a try and two conversions in their win over UCD.

A nippy player with a boot to match, he may struggle for game-time as the end of the season approaches, but if called upon can be trusted.

Number of weekend

3 Champions Old Belvedere have now won three games in succession to give themselves a chance of survival when they travel to play Cork Constitution at Temple Hill next weekend.

Irish Independent