12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
- Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated
Bruff (2nd) v Bective Rangers (4th), Kilballyowen Park
An important game this for these two top-four clubs. Bruff have a six-point lead on Bective and a game in hand but will be hoping they can keep a tight hold on the second promotion spot in the division.
Bruff accounted for Bective's Donnybrook neighbours Old Wesley last time out but only by a five-point margin. You have to go back to December for their last loss, against Dublin University.
Another result that will be eagerly awaited on Saturday afternoon. Lansdowne remain the only team in all divisions with a perfect record but...their last win was a 3-0 squeeze past Highfield.
They are guaranteed promotion and 'Salmo may sense an easing up that they could capitalise on.
UCD have the balance sheet in their favour with six wins, five losses and a draw and of course the Colours to their name, but they will not be satisfied with ninth place in the table and should be good enough to take the points on Saturday.
Thomond (11th) v Old Crescent (14th), Liam Fitzgerald Park