Hat-trick hero Max McFarland was the star performer at Castle Avenue as Clontarf consolidated their position at the summit of the Division 1A table with a stunning 59-7 victory over an overwhelmed Dolphin.
There were plenty of tries scored as the Ulster Bank League resumed today, with Clontarf passing the half century mark against visitors Dolphin in the top tier and leaders Terenure College one of three clubs to win away from home in Division 1B.
The race for the title hots up for Division 1A leaders Clontarf host Dolphin, while second-placed Old Belvedere travel to Cork Constitution this weekend and the relegation battle gets more interesting by the week.
There two automatic and one playoff promotion slots in Division 2B and at this stage of the season every point counts. There was no change in the top 5 last weekend. Will there be any surprises this Saturday?
Out-half David Joyce's sixth and final penalty of the night saw the Ireland Club team emerge as 23-22 winners over England Counties in Darlington. Check out some photos from the Club International clash.
The Division 2A action begins with a Friday Night Lights derby game in County Kildare as Naas host NUIM Barnhall with points, promotion, relegation and bragging rights at stake. Top billing on Saturday goes to the 1st v 4th battle between Galwegians and City of Derry.
Ireland Club team head coach Tom Tierney has been forced into a late change for Friday's clash with England Counties at Mowden Park RFC in Darlington. Declan Lavery will start in place of Christy Condon.
The Combined Irish Universities will play the Irish Exiles (Under-23) in Ealing Trailfinders at 4pm this Friday. The Universities side comprises of players from the four University sides that compete in the Ulster Bank League - UCD, Dublin University, Queen's University and UCC - and contains a number of excellent and exciting players.
Garryowen's resurgent form continued today as they made it back-to-back wins by beating local rivals Young Munster - gaining a bonus point in the process - while the four Division 1B games that went ahead produced four home victories.