Young Munster (@1.44) vs UCC (@3.0)
19-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Young Munster will win

Young Munster – UCC Match Prediction | 19-10-2019 09:30

Preview: The first of two showdowns between relegation-threatened clubs in the top flight tomorrow. Home advantage could prove vital for Terenure as they target a fifth win in six matches and hope it is enough to finish outside of the bottom two. If their season ends here, this is James Blaneys final match after seven years as Nures head coach.

University College Cork Rugby Football Club currently plays in Division 1A of the All-Ireland League. In the same year, they also reached the AIB League playoffs for the first time, narrowly missing out on promotion to Division 1. Recent successes include winning the All Ireland U-20 Championship in 2002. Founded in 1872, they originally played as Queens College Cork, as UCC was then known.

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They fired a big warning shot with their seven-try dismissal of Lansdowne and make just two changes for tomorrows game, adding Dylan Murphy and Sean Duffy to the tight five. The biggest test of all comes in the form of Cork Constitution, who could wrap up top spot and a home semi-final with another winning performance in the capital.

Preview: The Cara Cup will impact on both coaches selections here. Clontarfs Sean OBrien and Declan Adamsonboth lined out for Connacht Eagles in Weymouth in the last week, and while OBrien is marked absent tomorrow, the Light Blues will need to keep close tabs on centres Michael Courtney and Matt DArcy who have scored three tries each in as many games.

Worryingly for the chasing pack, Cons senior coach Paul Barr only rated the performance as an eight-out-of-ten. Ever the driver of high standards, he said it was the best weve seen this season performance-wise, praising the collective work-rate as the scores came from exciting rugby but its all underpinned by very hard work from everyone, one to 15.

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Ever the driver of high standards, he said it was the best weve seen this season performance-wise, praising the collective work-rate as the scores came from exciting rugby but its all underpinned by very hard work from everyone, one to 15. Worryingly for the chasing pack, Cons senior coach Paul Barr only rated the performance as an eight-out-of-ten.

This is a dead rubber as Garryowen cannot catch the students, and next Saturdays Bateman Cup final against City of Armagh is now their big focus. Injuries have hampered them, particularly in the front row, but Andy Keating and Sean Rennison are back to bolster the pack and backsTommy OHora and Ben Swindlehurst complete the four changes from last week.

Tarfs late defeat to Terenure College have left them three points behind Lansdowne entering the final round. They lost 38-8 on their most recent visit to the Aviva Stadiums back pitch, but did beat Mike Ruddocks men 16-3 at Castle Avenue in October when centre Matt DArcy scored the first of his eight tries so far this season.

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Greg Higgins and Tommy O'Hora exchanged tries but three penalties from Aidan Moynihan gifted Con the victory. Cork Con won the big Munster derby in Round 1, where they hosted Garryowen at Temple Hill and beat them 14-13. Reigning champions Cork Con are away to 2016 winners Clontarf at Castle Avenue this weekend and they too are looking for a second victory.

Reigning champions Cork Con are away to 2016 winners Clontarf at Castle Avenue this weekend and they too are looking for a second victory. Greg Higgins and Tommy O'Hora exchanged tries but three penalties from Aidan Moynihan gifted Con the victory. Cork Con won the big Munster derby in Round 1, where they hosted Garryowen at Temple Hill and beat them 14-13.

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