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Title is still in balance but Hinch can stay in front

Holders Ballynahinch now only have a one point lead over Armagh at the top of the Ulster Senior League with a game in hand, so the title will not be decided for another few weeks.

Both teams should record victories this afternoon with Hinch facing a Banbridge side that has not fared too well lately, culminating in a 43-14 defeat at the hands of a young Rainey side on Wednesday evening. Bann's two games in four days and being away from home must make Hinch favourites to even lift a bonus point.

Likewise an unchanged Armagh who travel to bottom of the table Ards whose Director of Rugby Ken Redpath said: "This is a game we have to win and hopefully with a bonus point. We still have to face Ballynahinch and will give them a good run for their money. Our open style of rugby has paid dividends with only one defeat in the Ulster league but we have not played to our potential in the AIL as the majority of the southern teams play a different type of game and keep the ball tight which is to our disadvantage."

Queen's have injury and student holiday absentee problems for their game at home to Rainey.while in the remaining game a weakened Ballymena travel to Dungannon.

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