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Senior Rugby Preview

23rd November 2017 By The Editor

Senior Rugby Preview

Cork Constitution will hope to reverse last week's result when they host Garryowen at Temple Hill.

It is back to All Ireland League action this weekend for the fifteen Munster Senior Clubs.

It is back to All Ireland League action this weekend for the fifteen Munster Senior Clubs.

All three Munster sides in Division 1A are in action against Dublin opposition.

Defending champions Cork Constitution welcome struggling St Mary’s College to Temple Hill. The Lilywhites have moved up to third following their 24-19 away win over Buccaneers, while St Marys’ 18-15 home defeat by Dublin University sees them in the relegation zone.

Garryowen, who have climbed up to fourth following their 6-3 home win over Young Munster in the Limerick derby, travel to the Capital to take on Dublin University.

Young Munster entertain former champions Clontarf, with the Dublin side coming off the back of a 9-0 home defeat by Lansdowne.

Division 1B leaders Shannon will be looking to get back to winning ways following their 21-18 defeat agent Naas, from which they claimed a losing bonus point, as they take on struggling Ballymena at Thomond Park.

Dolphin and UL Bohemian lock horns in a basement clash at Irish Independent Park, with both sides coming off the back of defeats by UCC and Old Wesley respectively.

Fourth-placed UCC, who have won their last four matches, face a tough assignment as they welcome second-placed Ballynahinch to the Mardyke, with the visitors coming off the back of a 20-10 defeat by County Down neighbours Banbridge.

Highfield, who are second in Division 2A following their 29-17 away win over City of Armagh, entertain fifth-placed Cashel who defeated Nenagh Ormond in the Premier County derby at the Spafield.

Fourth-placed Nenagh Ormond welcome struggling Galwegians, who were held to a 7-7 draw by Corinthians at Crowley Park to North Tipperary.

Division 2B leaders Old Crescent who have made it seven wins form seven make the long trip to Belfast to take on bottom side Belfast Harlequins.

Sunday’s Well face a tricky task as they travel to County Meath to take on fourth-placed Navan.

Thomond are second behind Sligo in Division 2C and they will be looking to make life difficult for fifth-placed Omagh at Liam Fitzgerald Park.

Fourth-placed Bruff, who were narrowly defeated 8-6 by Thomond at Kilballyowen Park are away to Malahide and Midleton, who defeated the County Dublin side last time out, are at home to struggling Tullamore.


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