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Unbeaten Armagh aiming to make a magnificent seven

By Michael lSadler

Published 12/11/2016

Timely return: Jason Morgan is back for Bangor and starts at full back
Timely return: Jason Morgan is back for Bangor and starts at full back

With the only remaining unblemished record throughout the entire AIL, Division 2B leaders Armagh are intent on making it seven wins from seven when they host struggling Thomond at the Palace Grounds.

"We actually have a lot to improve on," said head coach Alex McCloy of his side who also have ex-Ulster coach Brian McLaughlin on board.

"But we're quite happy with where we are.

"If we do have a blip, hopefully, we'll have enough points to still be in a strong position."

Selection-wise, former Ulster squad member Ali Birch is out while Chris Colvin returns.

Also in 2B, fourth plays fifth when Dungannon host Bective while bottom and winless City of Derry are at Old Crescent.

Meanwhile, in 2A, leaders Banbridge face Cashel at Rifle Park while bottom side Belfast Harlequins travel to Highfield.

Queen's University, in fourth, host Blackrock while Malone who are in seventh meet Sunday's Well, who are one spot below, at Gibson Park.

In 2C, Bangor are at home to Seapoint with the fourth-placed Seasiders feeling pretty optimistic after their hard-fought win at Kanturk.

Player/coach Jason Morgan returns to the side but will be at full back.

Elsewhere, leaders Rainey will be seeking to get themselves back on track at Tullamore.

Div 2A: Banbridge v Cashel RFC, Highfield v Belfast Harlequins, Malone v Sunday's Well, Nenagh v Corinthians, QUB v Blackrock

Div2B: Skerries v Greystones, Armagh v Thomond, Dungannon v Bective, Barnhall v Wanderers, Old Crescent v City of Derry

Div 2C: Navan RFC v Boyne, Bangor v Seapoint, Kanturk v Bruff, Sligo v Midleton, Tullamore v Rainey

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