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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Ryan's return central to 'Tarf title tilt

(Tomorrow, 2.30)

DIVISION 1A

Blackrock College v Lansdowne, Stradbrook

The confidence that 'Rock received from beating relegation rivals Belvedere was taken right out of them by a lashing at Cork Con. Coach Eric Miller needs a definitive response.

Clontarf v Cork Constitution, Castle Avenue

Centre Evan Ryan is back from injury and in contention to start against his old club as 'Tarf aim to consolidate their slender lead at the top of the table.

St Mary's College v Shannon, Templeville Road

Coach Peter Smyth will stress the importance of getting right back to the business of winning.

Dolphin v Old Belvedere, Musgrave Park

Aidan Wynne is likely to continue at 10.

DIVISION 1B

UCD v Ballymena, Belfield Bowl

Centre David Lynch (hamstring) has been sidelined as has scrum-half Rob Shanley (knee), who will be replaced by Peter du Toit at scrum-half.

DIVISION 2A

Bective Rangers v Terenure Coll., Donnybrook

Rangers hooker Rafa Sajur will make his comeback from injury against his old club in a tussle between two clubs which have both won their last three. Director of rugby Ian Morgan will have tight-head Gary Hamilton back in the mix to start.

DLSP v Seapoint, Kirwan Park

Coach Dave Murphy has a full squad to select from with teenager Jasper Pickersgill, out of St Columba's College, a revelation on the openside.

Greystones v Corinthians, Dr Hickey Park

Coach Reggie Corrigan doesn't have to be convinced that everything starts in the front row. Loose-head Ronan Kearney returns to Greystones from injury.

Queen's University v Dublin University, Dub Lane

Leaders Trinity are at full strength with Peter McFeely, Tim O'Mahony and Iain Hirst in the front row.

Malone v Old Wesley, Gibson Park

Coach Morgan Lennon brings in hooker Jamie Boyle and flanker Conor Boyd as his two changes.

DIVISION 2B

Naas v Wanderers, Forenoughts

Player-coach Niall Carson keeps the same side.

Navan v NUIM Barnhall, Balreask Old

Centre David Sheridan broke his ankle last Saturday. John Davis could move into that slot.

Boyne v Sunday's Well, Drogheda

Player-coach Craig McGrath should be able to coax a fifth win out of his players at home to Well.

Nenagh Ormond v Suttonians, New Ormond Pk

Suttonians move Adam Griggs from scrum to out-half.

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