19 Jun, 06:50
A single point separated the sides as a hard-fought 5th-8th place play-off finished in France's favour at Stade Henri Desgrange on Tuesday night. Check out some photos from Ireland's fourth IRB Junior World Championsip match.
Malone, though beaten on Saturday, are only a point behind their Belfast neighbours and won't give up lightly. Meanwhile Young Munster in fourth and UCC in fifth both enjoyed wins at the weekend over Highfield and Dublin University. They have a game in hand - albeit against each other. It could well be a game that decides the top four.
Barnhall 0 - 15 Ballynahinch
Bective Rangers 19 - 17 Clonakilty
Belfast Harlequins 19 - 13 Malone
Buccaneers 12 - 5 Wanderers
Dublin University 8 - 29 U.C.C.
Highfield 9 - 22 Young Munster
Old Crescent 26 - 24 D.L.S.P.
Thomond 8 - 7 Suttonians
While Division 2 looks like going to the wire, Division 3 looks set to go to the season long pacesetters of Bruff and Instoinans, despite a late charge by Banbridge and Queens.
The students challenge looks to be up, though the playoff spot is guaranteed, after losing by 18 - 0 to Bruff on Saturday. Banbridge's one point win over Coleraine means that Inst. can't afford to take the foot of the pedal in their final two games, despite beating Co. Carlow at the weekend.
Inst. will be away to Corinthians and at home to Connemara and should come through both games but will also be hoping that leaders Bruff and Banbridge cancel each other out in their last game of the league season.
Banbridge 17 - 16 Corinthians
Bruff 18 - 0 Queens University
City of Derry 19 - 27 Midleton
Connemara P - P Naas
Instonians 24 - 20 Co. Carlow
Rainey OB 27 - 46 Ards
Old Wesley 13 - 13 Nenagh Ormond
Sundays Well 28 - 21 Waterpark