Queen’s will go into the Christmas break top of the table if they can secure a bonus point win at Co Carlow on Saturday in their rearranged fixture.
The students are five points adrift of leaders Midleton after both sides enjoyed bonus point wins on Saturday.
Queen’s are top scorers in the division and went past the 200 points barrier with a routine 26-10 victory over Naas at the Dub.
The margin of defeat flattered the visitors as Queen’s wasted a number of opportunities to put them to the sword.
Two tries in each half was enough to seal it for the students, prop Paul Karayiannis and centre Matthew Arneill crossed in the first half with Ian Porter converting both.
Flanker Paddy McGowan and winger Stuart Campbell added the second half tries.
Instonians should also be in action this Saturday, hoping it’s third time lucky when they travel to Connermara after two postponements.
Clem Boyd’s men can put pressure on the leaders if they win their game in hand.
Inst followed up last week’s impressive win at Navan with a 22-10 bonus point victory at Shaw’s Bridge over Co Carlow
Tries from full back Josh Devitt and winger Chris Morgan give Inst a 10-3 lead at the break.
Hooker Stephen Douglas scored the third try before more good work from Devitt released No 8 Ben McDowell to grab the valuable bonus point score.
Two Ulster derby wins have propelled Banbridge to seventh in the table, the latest against Rainey at Hatrick Park.
Bann edged a tight encounter 20-5 and had a two points lead at the break with Neville Farr converting Matt Irvine’s try while prop Niall O’Kane replied for the home side.
Farr kicked two second half penalties and converted Chris Leathem’s try.
Ards and Portadown are both perilously close to the relegation zone after suffering defeats.
The Hamilton Park club are 13th following a heavy 40-7 home reversal to leaders Midleton.
The Munster side outscored Ards by six tries to one with Michael Lawton running the length of the pitch to score one of the home side’s.
Portadown are just one place above Ards after they went down 26-16 to Wanderers in Dublin.
Scrum half Craig Woods scored all of the Ports points with three penalties, a try and a conversion.