THE Ulster Bank All Ireland League resumes this weekend with struggling Young Munster entertaining leaders Old Belvedere in Tom Clifford Park on Saturday.
Old Belvedere sit top of Division 1A after four wins from their opening five games, their only loss coming against Clontarf. Young Munster, for their part, have won only one of their five games thus far, that away to bottom side Ballynahinch in their last outing, but have drawn twice - against Garryowen and Clontarf. They are second from bottom, six points above Ballynahinch.
Garryowen, Limerick’s only other top division side, make the trip to Dublin to play Lansdowne.Garryowen are currently third with only one loss in their five games and they’ll be keen to record a win against a Lansdowne side that have won two of the last three titles.
In Division 1B, the Limerick sides are in bad need of points if they’re to try and pull away from the bottom of the table.
Shannon and UL Bohs have only one win each and are in eighth and ninth position respectively. Shannon have home advantage against second-placed Old Wesley while Bohs travel to Blackrock.
In Division 2A, Thomond have a local derby of sorts as they play Nenagh at home. Thomond are bottom on seven points but Nenagh are just two places - and points - above them.
In Division 2C, Old Crescent are one of only four teams across all the leagues to have a 100% record but they face a tough test against second-placed Wanderers, who they entertain in Rosbrien. Bruff, who have also enjoyed a good start to their campaign and are in third place, have home advantage against Midleton.
All games on Saturday kick off at 2pm. The World Cup final is the obvious rugby attraction on Saturday and it starts at 4pm.