Tuesday 24 October 2017

Buccs ready to renew title push

Buccaneers will look to keep the pressure up on the top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1B when they clash with Dolphin at Irish Independent Park tomorrow afternoon (Stock photo: PA)
Buccaneers will look to keep the pressure up on the top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1B when they clash with Dolphin at Irish Independent Park tomorrow afternoon (Stock photo: PA)

Daragh Small

Buccaneers will look to keep the pressure up on the top of the Ulster Bank League Division 1B when they clash with Dolphin at Irish Independent Park tomorrow afternoon.

Club rugby fans have been starved of action of late as the league took a break for the past couple of weeks due to the province's Champions Cup exploits.

But the wait is over and the competition gets back under way this weekend, and Buccaneers are well in contention in the second tier.

They have three wins from four after the first block of games, and they only trail leaders UL Bohemians by four points.

Galwegians have failed to get going yet this term, in their first season back in Division 1B, and they face Old Wesley in Donnybrook.

Galwegians, who were relegated from Division 1A last season, are seventh in the standings this time around and they have only won once from their first four outings.

In Division 2A Corinthians are also seventh, and they also have a record of one win from four games ahead of their away day in Dub Lane where face off against Queen's University.

Corinthians are desperate to get back into the top two tiers, with both of their closest provincial rivals in Division 1B, and they have shown glimpses this season but they need to be more consistent if they want to mount a challenge.

In Division 2C Sligo are at home against Rainey Old Boys in Hamilton Park. Sligo are seventh in table as well and with just one win from their four games, and they need to pick up the tempo.

They came so close to relegation last season, but they will hope for a good run of results in the coming weeks.

Irish Independent

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