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Depleted Queen's face Dungannon

By Jonathan Bradley

There will be a pitch inspection this morning ahead of tonight's All-Ireland League 2A Ulster derby between Queen's and Dungannon (7.30pm kick-off).

Should the game go ahead, it will be a rare chance for fans in the province to experience the 'Friday Night Lights' in the AIL.

The students come into the contest with a number of players unavailable through injury and Ireland under-20 call-ups.

Hooker Zac McCall, lock Alex Thompson, flanker Lorcan Dow and back Jack Owens are all preparing for Under-20 Six Nations, while Jacob Stockdale and Marc Campbell both miss out through injury.

Out-half Sean O'Hagan is still on the sidelines, with Ali Wright starting at number ten, although Connor Young should be fit to feature at scrum-half.

Dungannon make four changes to the side that lost to Thomond last week with Mark O'Shea and Ethan Allen coming into the backline, Steven Sinnamon returning in the front-row, and Peter Gilkinson picked in the back-row.

The rest of the Ulster sides in AIL 2A will be in action tomorrow afternoon.

Rainey Old Boys face a daunting trip to Dublin for a meeting with Blackrock College, the side currently second in the table.

The men from Magherafelt currently sit 12th after last week's loss to U.C.C

City of Derry will look to boost their chances of staying in 2A when they welcome struggling Bective Rangers to Judge's Road, while Banbridge travel to U.C.C.

In AIL 2B, both Ards and Armagh will also be in action tomorrow afternoon.

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