GARRYOWEN (5th) v BLACKROCK COLLEGE (6th), Dooradoyle, 2.30pm
AIB League Season's Form - Garryowen: WLLLLWWDWWWL; Blackrock College: WWWLLLLLWWLL
AIB League Top Scorers - Garryowen: Points: Conor Murray 75; Tries: Ronan O'Mahony 3; Blackrock College: Points: James Power 47; Tries: Andrew Conway 3
Preview: Both teams have taken a different route to their current position. Garryowen's season stuttered in the early stages and they were rooted to the bottom of the table until they turned things around. Since December, they have beaten UL Bohemians, Dolphin twice, St. Mary's College and managed a 6-6 draw with Cork Constitution.
Blackrock raced out of the blocks at the start of the season with early wins over UL Bohs and Cork Con and their young stars such as Andrew Conway and Brendan Macken helped them to the top of the table.
Conway has since debuted for Leinster and along with Macken, helped the Ireland U-20s win the RBS U-20 6 Nations title, but 'Rock's form has faltered.
Blackrock are now in danger of relegation - scant reward for the adventure which they have shown during the season - so a win at Dooradoyle would bring some welcome relief before facing UL Bohs a week later. Garryowen, however, will be out for revenge for the 48-14 drubbing they suffered in Stradbrook in October.
Last Season's Meeting - Saturday, October 11, 2008: Garryowen 26 Blackrock College 30, Dooradoyle
This Season's First Meeting - Saturday, October 10, 2009: Blackrock College 48 Garryowen 14, Stradbrook
IrishRugby.ie Prediction: Garryowen to win by 1-5 points
UL BOHEMIANS (8th) v CORK CONSTITUTION (2nd), Annacotty, 2.30pm
AIB League Season's Form - UL Bohemians: LLLLWWLLLLLW; Cork Constitution: LWLWWWWWDWWL
AIB League Top Scorers - UL Bohemians: Points: Fergal Lawlor 30; Tries: Danny Riordan 4; Cork Constitution: Points: Scott Deasy 66; Tries: Richie Lane 6
Constitution will face Dolphin next week, with Cork bragging rights at stake, so they need to secure the points on Saturday.
Last Season's Meeting - Sunday, December 14, 2008: UL Bohemians 19 Cork Constitution 25, Annacotty
This Season's First Meeting - Saturday, October 10, 2009: Cork Constitution 16 UL Bohemians 3, Temple Hill
IrishRugby.ie Prediction: Cork Constitution to win by 6-10 points
Bruff can nail down the second promotion spot this weekend, while first-placed Lansdowne are the visitors to Rosbrien as Old Crescent look to avoid the drop in Division 2 of the AIB League.
Bruff need just one point to nail down promotion to Division 1B for next weekend. They are unlikely, however, to look at it from that point of view.
Nine wins, two draws and three try-scoring bonus points have seen them emerge from the chasing pack behind Lansdowne and they are formidable opponents on their own patch at Kilballyowen Park.
Every other team has had a go and DLSP and Highfield have come close to spoiling Lansdowne's winning run at the top of Division 2.
This Saturday Old Crescent face the daunting task of trying to avoid relegation by toppling the team with a perfect record.
A win for the home team would be the result of the season but it is more likely that Lansdowne will remain unbeaten going into the final weekend and that Crescent's game against Highfield a week later will be a winner-takes-all affair.
Terenure College (4th) v UCD (11th) Lakelands Park, 2.30pm
A big game this for Terenure College. A win would secure their play-off spot as they are currently two points clear of Bective Rangers in fifth.
In fact, a bonus point win here and one the following week could put them in the frame for promotion in the unlikely event of Bruff or DLSP losing their last games.
UCD have struggled to make ground this season with a steady six wins, six losses and one draw to their name. They nailed down the Colours a few weeks ago but lost heavily to Malone last week - possibly after celebrating too much?
'Nure are unbeaten in the last four games - Clonakilty, Greystones, Highfield and Bective - and last tasted defeat in the leage back in January at home to Bruff.
The points and the play-off berth should go the home team's way at Lakelands this weekend.