Buccs away to Old Crescent

BUCCANEERS travel to Limerick to take on Old Crescent in the Energia All-Ireland League on Saturday. Kick off is 2.30 p.m. for this vital Division 2A tie at Rosbrien. The sides are one just above the other in the league table so these back to back fixtures either side of Christmas will be significant encounters.

Old Crescent have the same number of wins as Buccs but they are three points ahead of the midlanders in fourth place. That difference is reflected in try bonus points, with the Munster side having four compared to the Pirates solitary one. Top scorers in Division 2A, it appears that the Rosbrien outfit have a potent attack so Buccs will need to hit the ground running, and be disciplined, committed and organised from start to finish. A mix of the steadfastness shown against Cashel added to the flair displayed at Dolphin would serve Buccs well.  If they can do that, then an exciting and entertaining joust looks highly possible.