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Top man: Curtis Stewart has been a major influence for Bangor this year

Top man: Curtis Stewart has been a major influence for Bangor this year

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Top man: Curtis Stewart has been a major influence for Bangor this year

Jason Morgan steered Bangor back to Senior rugby last week but now his efforts are concentrated on retaining the Junior Inter-Provincial title.

This has been his second season in charge and his side conceded only one try on their way to winning last year's competition - and that was in their 20-12 victory over Connacht, the team they face at Enniskillen this afternoon.

"The foundation of the squad is much the same although a number of my players have not been included in the squad due to fatigue," commented the Kiwi.

"It is madness that our season has involved 35 matches so Mark Widdowson, Jamie Clegg, Phil Whyte and Mike Weir will not be considered.

"It is a tough start and we have done Connacht a real favour by playing at Enniskillen as some of our players will have to travel further."

No.8 Curtis Stewart has had a tremendous year for Bangor with a large number of tries. He will be joined by the experienced Chris Cousins (Portadown), David Sharkey (Clogher Valley), Chris Nash (Academy), Philip Cartmill, Toby Mannus, Andrew Pollock (all Cooke) and Ryan Purvis (Portadown).

The Ravenhill Cup competition (for the three winners of the Minor Leagues) starts with McCambley Cup winners Ballymoney IV facing Ballynahinch VII while Clogher Valley III are not involved until next Saturday.

Belfast Telegraph