18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
- Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated
Ards (12th) v Suttonians (8th), Hamilton Park
In theory, Ards could still be caught by Ports, Naas or Connemara so a home win here would ease their minds in terms of the relegation battle.
Five wins from their 13 matches shows how much they have struggled but they did muster a crucial 17-16 home win over Nenagh Ormond last time out.
Suttonians also managed a big win last time out with a victory that all but ended Banbridge's promotion chase. Seven wins sees the Dubliners' balance sheet on the positive side and a win on Saturday could push them up the table.
Midleton looked dead set for the top spot at the turn of the year but a draw with Rainey Old Boys and a shock defeat at Portadown means they now have to win this game to make promotion a certainty.
They are nine points clear of Banbridge who need to chase a bonus point in their last two games to overhaul the Cork side.
Bann emerged from the chasing pack and with nine wins and six bonus points will be a force to be reckoned with in the play-offs or next season if they cannot quite catch Midleton on Saturday.
They would have been closer still if they had not lost to Suttonians last time out.
The 'Well still have a shot at the play-offs but need to win on Saturday to keep the pressure on Nenagh Ormond and Banbridge.
They lost narrowly to Naas in their last game and though they will try, they are unlikely to stop the Queen's gallop on Saturday.