Division 1B leaders UL Bohemians continued their excellent start to the new season by defeating one of the main rivals for promotion, Ballynahinch, in a very entertaining nine-try clash in Limerick today.
There are some brilliant match-ups again in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League this Saturday, with three Dublin derbies in the capital and Cork Constitution and Young Munster clashing in a repeat of last April's semi-final.
The top four teams from the opening round will meet in Ulster Bank League Division 1B this weekend, as newcomers Naas make the trip north to Ballymena and it will be first plays second when UL Bohemians host Ballynahinch on the University's 4G pitch.
Round 1 leaders Banbridge were the only side to pick up a try-scoring bonus point in Division 2A on Saturday, while Nenagh Ormond and Malone secured valuable away victories from their respective trips to Belfast and Cashel.
Newly-promoted Bangor were beaten on their Division 2C debut as their Ulster rivals Rainey Old Boys took the spoils at Upritchard Park, while Midleton won their Cork derby with Kanturk to climb straight to the top of the table.
In a remarkable series of results, there were five away wins during an exciting opening weekend of action in Ulster Bank League Division 1A. Lansdowne top the table courtesy of their 32-25 triumph over Garryowen.