Division 1A leaders Lansdowne will try to get back to winning ways when they visit Old Belvedere tonight, while the other Friday Night Lights tussle sees St. Mary's College entertaining title holders Clontarf at Templeville Road.
Two mouth-watering local derbies kick off the action in Ulster Bank League Division 1B this weekend, as Corinthians make the short trip to Galwegians and Dooradoyle is UL Bohemians' destination for their all-Limerick clash with Garryowen.
A top four finish is the requirement to maintain Division 2B status at the end of this season. Highfield and Tullamore occupy the top two slots but only seven points separate Armagh in third from Old Crescent in 8th.
The IRFU, Jamie Heaslip, Rob Kearney and the ISPCC have joined forces to 'Stand up against Bullying' with the development of a new 'Shield your Club' toolkit which will allow rugby clubs review, audit and improve their anti-bullying policies. Clubs can email email@example.com for more information.