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2018-19 Club Rugby Men Ulster Championship

Club: Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Update

The Kukri Ulster Championship has been underway for a couple of weeks but it has still to settle down. I think this would be a much better competition without that Conference interference, but what do I know!

In Division 1, newly promoted Grosvenor have made the best of starts with bonus point wins against CIYMS and Portadown but last seasons promotion challengers Ballyclare are up there with them after wins against CIYMS and Enniskillen. Last years champions, Instonians have a bit to make up after a loss to Dromore in their first outing and Dromore look as if they will be challenging this season after an excellent start to their season.

We’ll have a look at Ballyclare tomorrow in thier match against Portadown.

Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 1 Standings

Champions – Instonians
Relegated to D2 – Clogher Valley
Promoted to D2 – Grosvenor

TEAMPWDLPTS
Grosvenor220010
Ballyclare220010
Cooke32019
Dromore22008
Instonians21015
Carrickfergus20204
Enniskillen30123
C.I.Y.M.S30123
Coleraine10010
Portadown20020

Randalstown will be looking to be the dominant side in Division 2 following the promotion of Grosvenor though a rejuvenated Limavady, who finished the season in good form after a poor start, look to be challenging at the top after two bonus point wins in their first two outings. Relegated Clogher Valley also look to be challenging for an immediate return to the top division.

However we’ll be covering UUC against Larne tomorrow with both teams looking to kick start their season after opening game losses.

Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 2 Standings

Promoted to D1 – Grosvenor
Relegated from D1 – Clogher Valley
Promoted from D3 – Lurgan
Relegated to D3 – PSNI

TEAMPWDLPTS
Randalstown330013
Limavady220010
Clogher Valley22009
Ballymoney11005
Academy21015
Lisburn10010
U.U.C10010
Lurgan30030
Larne10010
Ards20020

Monaghan, Donaghadee and Holywood have set the early pace in Division 3 though BHSFP and Strabane also look to be in the running in what should be a highly competitive league this season.

However, Dee tracked the eventual champions Lurgan all the way last season so they might just have too much staying power for the others this season.

Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division 3 Standings

Promoted to D2 – Lurgan
Relegated from D2 – PSNI
Relegated from Championship – Donegal Town
Promoted to Championship – Ophir

TEAMPWDLPTS
Monaghan220010
Donaghadee220010
Holywood220010
B.H.S FP32019
Strabane22008
Virginia21015
Newry21015
Civil Service31024
P.S.N.I20023
Letterkenny20021
Ophir20020
Cavan20020

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