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Anderson takes his old boys back to Hinch

By Ciaran Donaghy

Willie Anderson takes unbeaten Rainey to his former club Ballynahinch in the match of the day in the Ulster League.

Hinch had an impressive start against Ards before falling to Ballymena last week and club spokesman John Dickson is anticipating a tough battle against the Old Boys.

"Rainey have made a great start, they beat Ballymena which was fully deserved.

"Like us they are a community based club and we have a shared coach in common which will add a bit of spice. We're expecting a fast and flowing game."

Lewis Johnson and Chris Stevenson return to the Hinch front row but lock John Gunson is still missing due to a rib injury while Stuart Lamb is unavailable.

Davy Harris and Daniel Soper form the half back partnership with Aaron Ferris coming onto the wing.

Rainey welcome Damien Campbell back at hooker while Rodney Paul comes in at full back in the only two changes from the side that beat Instonians.

Banbridge also won their two matches but face a tough test against Ballymena at Rifle Park.

Jeff Dodds replaces Richard Finlay at out half while Colin Hamilton takes over at scrum half.

Mark Hill starts in the back row against his former club.

Ballymena keep the same tight five that started the victory over Ballynahinch last week.

David Drake is expected to be released to play at scrum half.

Queen's travel to City of Derry looking for their first win of the season.

Mark Robinson starts at outhalf but Michael Hooks is missing so Mark Fyffe comes into the centre.

David O'Callaghan is missing from the pack.

Ards haven't scored a point in their opening to games and coach Mervyn Tweed has a growing injury list to content with for the trip to Belfast Harlequins. Forwards Geoff Garrett and James McCavery are ruled out.

Inst host Malone tonight at Shaw's Bridge.

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