Rugby: Old Crescent in the Rainey Old Boys cross hairs

Rainey Old Boys make the long trip to Limerick on Saturday for their third game in this season’s Ulster Bank All Ireland League Division 2A.

Their opponents, Old Crescent, were at Hatrick Park in September 2009 for a first round tie in the All Ireland Senior Cup running out 27-17 winners after leading 20-3 at half time.

It will no doubt be a tough day for the Old Boys: Crescent had three players red carded at Old Wesley where they lost 54-15 but they did beat Bruff 17-9 last time out.

The Munster men were in the relegation zone for much of last season before pulling clear in the final weeks of the campaign.

The Old Boys are coming off the back of an uninspiring loss to Banbridge at home, and will no doubt be highly motivated to get back to winning ways at Rosbrien.

However, a big win over Seapoint in their last AIL outing will have given them hope of keeping pace with the three Ulster leaders in the league: Ballymena, City of Derry and Queen’s University.

The Old Crescent club is in the South East of the city not far from Garryowen RFC. On arriving at the outskirts of Limerick supporters should look for the M20 and head South towards Patrickswell. Take the second exit, cross the motorway on the R926 and at the next roundabout look for Rosbrian Road on the right.