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'Wegians set to finish on a high as Corinthians face relegation

With just two rounds left in the Ulster Bank League Division 1B it takes a break this weekend, but on its resumption Galwegians and Corinthians will be gunning for victories for different reasons.

'Wegians are two points clear at the top of the table and can taste promotion but cannot afford a slip-up, while Corinthians are one point adrift at the bottom and depending on results elsewhere defeat could be the end for them.

The Glenina outfit will make the journey to take on a resurgent Belfast Harlequins as they look to build on 31-5 win the last time they went north. In Round 16, Matt Brown's men scored four tries on their way to a priceless bonus-point win at Malone - John Cleary, Marty Cummins, Rory Parata and Jack Dinneen got the tries at Gibson Park.

But second-placed Garryowen beat Ballymena 17-5, and they are the only realistic threat to 'Wegians and these two will face off in the last game of the season at Crowley Park.

Corinthians host Dublin University in a do-or-die battle for the Galway side, their 27-17 loss away to Harlequins in the last round didn't do their chances of survival any good. Buccaneers felt their wrath in Round 16 - they were hammered 48-14 at College Park and will look to make amends against UL Bohemians.

In 2B, Sligo lost 27-5 at home to Armagh last Saturday and travel to take on Kanturk in two weeks' time.

Irish Independent