Dublin test for Old Boys

ACTION... Raineys Kieran Donaghy in AIL action against Dublin side Suttonians at Hatrick Park last Saturday afternoon.mm48-394sr
ACTION... Raineys Kieran Donaghy in AIL action against Dublin side Suttonians at Hatrick Park last Saturday afternoon.mm48-394sr

There are six games remaining in the AIL programme for Rainey, three of them in a row from Saturday.

First up is Dublin club Suttonians. Station Road is a venue at which Rainey have done well in the past but with Naas only five points behind, they cannot afford any slip-ups.

Rainey still tend to make silly mistakes and their lineout play can improve, but most of the forwards have had plenty of rest and there is a lot left in the tank.

Alan McCluggage, who is making a real fist of replacing the irreplaceable Peter Sciascia, should be available after missing the Armagh game with a hamstring strain.

However, Chris Campbell will be sweating on the fitness of Rutledge and Simpson who both picked up knocks last week.

Match of the Day in Division 2B is the Armagh v Barnhall encounter.

FIXTURES

Saturday, February 16

Suttonians v Rainey Old Boys

Queen’s University II v Rainey Old Boys II

Rainey Old Boys IV v Enniskillen III