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Ulster Bank League: Division 2A Previews

Ulster Bank League: Division 2A Previews

‘Nure and Corinthians have guaranteed themselves promotion to Division 1B but who will take the Divisional title? Meanwhile Midleton and DLSP look set for relegation.


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Banbridge (4th) v DLSP (16th), Rifle Park

Nine wins and nine try bonuses show just what a good outfit the Bann are. In another season they would have been in the mix for promotion.

They had a big win over Seapoint last week and will look to end the season on a high.

‘Salmo look set for relegation despite getting a draw out of Queen’s last weekend.

Bective Rangers (11th) v Cashel (8th), Donnybrook

A mid table clash with only final positions at stake.

Bective beat Queens back in March while Cashel lost out to Terenure in their last game.

Not a bad season for Cashel following promotion and they could finish on a high with an away win.

Corinthians (2nd) v Seapoint (9th), Corinthian Park

Corinthians have already secured promotion for next season – a job well done with only twelve wins and eight try bonuses to their name.

Seapoint have struggled for consistency and it shows in their mid-table position. That said they have put in some creditable performances.

The Galway side should finish the season with a win but will it give them the title?

Greystones (14th) v Queen’s (10th), Dr. Hickey Park

Difficult times for Greystones. They are in the relegation zone and even if they win on Saturday will face a playoff for their 2A status.

Should Midleton pull of a coup against Old Wesley and ‘Stones lose then it is curtains.

A home win is more likely given what is at stake but the season isn’t over for the Wicklow side yet.

Highfield (12th) v Galwegians (6th), Woodleigh Park

Nothing but club pride at stake in real terms at Woodleigh Park this weekend.

The home side have struggled but four losing bonus points shows that with a bit of luck things might have been improved for them.

The visitors have been eclipsed by local rivals Corinthians and need to rebuild if they are to challenge next season.

Midleton (15th) v Old Wesley (7th), Towns Park

Midleton need a bonus point win over Old Wesley and for Greystones to lose at home if they are to avoid relegation.

The odds are not in their favour. Wesley have shown some good form recently with a narrow loss to the promoted Corinthians and good win over Highfield.

They have also scored six try bonuses which may augur well for next season.

Old Crescent (13th) v City of Derry (5th), Rosbrien

The Limerick side secured their Division status with a good win over Seapoint at the end of March.

City of Derry made a late charge with a huge win over Midleton – which effectively sealed their fate and could still take a top four slot with a win this weekend.

Terenure College (1st) v UCC (3rd), Lakelands

Just a couple of weeks ago this was a potential promotion and title decider. ‘Nure kept on winning and UCC lost narrowly to Corinthians to settle the top two.

They can still have say in the destination of the title though if they can become only the third team to beat the Dublin side this season.

Still the future looks bright for ‘Nure judging by the kicking skills of young George Morgan, son of Director of Rugby Ian, who became an internet sensation recently.