AIL Preview: Division 1B Week 7

As it is very week 1B is so exciting and ultra-competitive. What twists and turns will happen in this final block of fixtures of 2022.

St Mary’s College V Buccaneers, Sat November 26th, Templeville Road, 2:30pm

This is definitely the game of the week in the division this week. It is a top of the table clash between two great clubs.

These are two sides in great form, both on good winning streaks.

St Mary’s have been flawless in Templeville Road so far. They’ll be hoping to continue that trend and become only the second side to beat Buccs this season.

Eddie O’Sullivan men are enjoying life at the moment. They’ve been the surprise package. Can they get their sixth consecutive victory this weekend?

UCC V Old Wesley, Sat November 26th, The Madyke, 3pm

UCC came out of the traps quickly, winning their opening four games, but they have lost their last two games. This game is massive for them or else they could be heading down a slippery slope.

Old Wesley’s form has been a mixed bag so far, winning three and losing three. But a win on the road in Cork would be a big statement, keeping them very much in the top 4 picture.

City of Armagh V Old Belvedere, Sat November 26th, Palace Grounds, 2:30pm

City of Armagh welcome Old Belvedere to the Palace Grounds on Saturday afternoon.

City of Armagh have looked good this season and are sitting in the playoff positions. Similar to sone of the other teams in the league, they haven’t put a foot wrong at home. They’ll be aiming for another good showing this weekend.

Old Belvedere have an extremely talented squad, but away form has always been the issue. It’s something they’ll need to fix if they’re going to be challenging for a place at the top end of the table.

Banbridge V Naas, Sat November 26th, Rifle Park, 2:30pm

A struggling Banbridge host  Johne Murphy’s Naas on Saturday.

Banbridge need a result to try and lift them away from that battle at the bottom.

Despite losing their last game, the Kildare outfit are playing some good rugby. Youngster Andrew Osbourne has been one of the standout players in the league so far.

Malone V Highfield, Sat November 26th, Gibson Park, 2:30pm 

Malone like their Ulster neighbours are under threat of relegation at this early stage.

Highfield look to back up their win in the last game with another this weekend.

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