Saturday 7 December 2019

'Hinch to miss star performers

Robert Baloucoune and Bill Johnston, are required by Ulster. Stock photo
Robert Baloucoune and Bill Johnston, are required by Ulster. Stock photo

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It is over four years since Cork Constitution and Ballynahinch's last meeting on Leeside, a very entertaining encounter which ended 32-23 in Con's favour with out-half Tomás Quinlan kicking a terrific 22 points.

'Hinch make the return trip with their confidence restored by a brace of AIL victories over Lansdowne and Dublin University.

And amid their sudden avalanche of points, winger Aaron Cairns is now the division's top try-scorer with five tries.

Two of 'Hinch's star performers against Trinity, Robert Baloucoune and Bill Johnston, are required by Ulster, so table-topping Con should extend their winning streak to seven matches however.

Elsewhere in Division 1A, Terenure v Garryowen is shaping up as the game of the weekend.

The clubs have the same points tally, scoring difference and bonus-point haul, lying third and fourth respectively in the table.

Last season's clashes ended in a couple of dramatic one-point triumphs for Garryowen and this could be as tight.

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