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Celtic League Action This Weekend

Celtic League Action This Weekend

Three of the provinces are in action this weekend in the Celtic League and they are all at home.

The test match stars may not be on view this weekend but there are a number of big names featuring in the Celctic League over the weekend.

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..Denis Hickie, seen here fighting off tackles against Bath, will line out at full back for Leinster in the Celtic League clash against Border Reivers..

First up are Leinster. Denis Hickie will feature at full back for this game and two Leinster Academy players, Jonathon Sexton at fly half and Devin Toner in the second row, also have a chance to shine. Leinster face Border Reivers at 19:30 on Friday night at Donnybrook. Leinster will be looking extend their winning run while Reivers have only lost once in their last four.

Ulster are also on view in Ravenhill tonight and while the Best brothers are in the Ireland Camp there are plenty of stars to see. Mark McCall makes three changes to the team that defeated Treviso last weekend. Bryn Cunningham comes in at fullback while Jonny Bell is named in the centre and Neil McMillan in the pack.

Ireland squad member Neil Best will be on the bench for the game against Scarlets who will be captained by Dafydd James.

…Paul Steinmetz in action against Treviso. He will be partnered by Jonny Bell against Scarlets in the Celtic League tonight…

Cork gets a chance to show it loves Munster as much as Limerick on Saturday afternoon in Musgrave Park at 17:30. Try heros Ian Dowling and Barry Murphy both feature in the squad to take on Dragons. Munster are 6 from 7 in all competitions while Dragons have struggled away from home with only 1 win in 17 and have never beaten Munster.

…Barry Murphy, called into the Ireland squad may feature against Dragons on Saturday in the Celtic League…