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Week 6 throws up an interesting set of fixtures for the Ulster sides none more so than for Ulster’s AIL1 team Cooke.
The Belfast giants have been struggling of late but they stand a good chance of securing League 1 rugby next season if they can beat Blackrock on the road this Sunday and you’d have to think that the Belfast girls will be fairly confident of turning over the Dublin side who aren’t having the best of season’s themselves. Both teams have been rebuilding this season but it seems that Cooke are slightly ahead of their Dublin rivals so we’re predicting a win and AIL1 security for Cooke.
FRU Predicts: Cooke.
There is a distinct possibility that there could be two Ulster sides in AIL 1 next season with Belfast Harlequins and Queen’s University Belfast setting the pace in AIL2N.
Belfast Harlequins face a tough trip to Navan who always put up a strong showing at home but Quins big pack and the delightful skills of Nikki Caughey, Ashleigh Baxter, Zoe Templeton and the quickly improving Dani Boyd should see another bonus point win for the mighty Quins who are determined to be there, ready and waiting, should Queens slip up in the run in.
FRU Predicts: Belfast Harlequins.
Queen’s, however, have what looks like a fairly comfortable outing at the Dub against Cavan who have been struggling this season and have yet to record a win. However the Cavan girls should not be taken lightly, they put in a great performance last week against Garda, and our spies tell us that Queens are maybe carrying a few knocks. However the Queen’s girls can almost sniff the finish line and they won’t slip up in this one – but it might be closer than they would like.
FRU Predicts: Queen’s University.
Enniskillen and City of Derry will both be playing for pride at this stage of the season and though nothing is at stake this could end up the weekend’s best game with two closely matched sides. Irish International Stacey Lea Kennedy has done wonders this season in rebuilding Derry who have improved as the season has progressed but Skins are a very tough prospect at Mullaghmeen with a great team ethic and no shortage of their own talented players – so we’re predicting a win for the home side.
FRU Predicts: Enniskillen.
|Fixtures for Sunday 11th November 2012. KO 13:00|
|Div 2||Enniskillen||v||City Of Derry||Mullaghmeen|
|Div 2||Navan RFC||v||Belfast Harlequins||Balreask Old|
|Div 2||Queens University||v||Cavan||Dub Lane|
|5||City Of Derry||4||1||0||3||5||140||-135||0||0||5|