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Curran is hoping Bangor can halt worrying slide

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By Michael Sadlier

After making such a bright start to their return to senior rugby, Bangor have found themselves struggling and have suffered five straight defeats in Division 2C.

Add in three further losses in the SONI Ulster Premiership and the Seasiders are now without a win since mid-November.

Bangor now need to reverse their losing habit when they host Kanturk.

Bangor, who are currently in sixth, are in danger of being sucked down towards the bottom unless they begin winning again which needs to start with Kanturk, who are two places below them but only six points behind.

Director of Rugby Danny Curran said: "We played them (Kanturk) down there in November and beat them. Back then things were going well. We're in a wee bit of rut and we need to get out of it."

The Seasiders have been hit hard by a lengthy injury list but they do have forwards David Bradford and Ryan Latimer back.

Up at the top, second-placed Rainey Old Boys are at leaders Navan, who are one point in front.

In 2B, Banbridge, who are in third, host Nenagh, who are one place above, as Dan Soper's squad aim for back-to-back wins.

In fourth, Malone entertain Corinthians while Queen's University - who are sitting a place below the Gibson Park side - take on Sunday's Well at the Dub.

Firmly rooted to the bottom, Belfast Harlequins are at Cashel.

In 2B, second-placed Armagh are at Old Crescent. Dungannon entertain Wanderers and City of Derry are also at home to Bective.

Div 2A: Banbridge v Nenagh, Cashel v Belfast Harlequins, Highfield v Blackrock, Malone v Corinthians, QUB v Sunday's Well Div 2B: City of Derry v Bective, Dungannon v Wanderers, Barnhall v Greystones, Old Crescent v Armagh, Skerries v Thomond

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

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