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Malone are targeting spirit of Galway Corinthians in Division 2A clash

By Michael Sadlier

Fourth-placed Malone entertain Galway Corinthians in the only Division 2A clash taking place north of the border, and will be going all-out to replicate last weekend's journey south which saw them impressively come from behind to win 40-34 at Naas.

After showing some admirable qualities in claiming their first AIL win of the campaign - they recovered from trailing Naas 31-14 at the break to even claim a bonus point - Malone have made minimal tweaks with just second row Richard Millar coming in.

Skipper Neil Alcorn is unavailable so James McCalister moves into the back row, while Josh Pentland takes over as captain.

"It was Malone's first away win in ages and I'd take five points away from home any time," said coach Jarrett Truscott.

"There is a good vibe around the squad and the guys are up for it, we haven't been having the best start to games and this week we want to take control early."

Leaders Queen's are aiming to make it three wins from three when they visit Nenagh Ormond.

The students will probably move Jake Milligan from full-back to out-half as Ali Wright is out, while winger Damon Hall will also miss the trip and flanker Stewart Martin is also a serious doubt.

Meanwhile, second-placed Banbridge are not too far away from the students as they are in Limerick to meet Thomond.

Coach Dan Soper has made just one change to the side which claimed a bonus point win over Corinthians with Richard Graham coming into the back row.

In Division 2B, leaders City of Derry face a long trip to Sundays Well, Rainey go to Dublin for a clash with Bective, while Armagh and Dungannon respectively host Highfield and Greystones.

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