Ulster clubs occupy the top four spots in the Division 2A, with Ballymena leading the way on points difference from City of Derry, Queen’s are third on 10 points while Rainey are fourth as the students have a better points difference of one.
The Braidmen welcome fifth placed Old Wesley to Eaton Park and coach Andy Graham is expecting a hard game with the Dubliners.
“There are no easy matches and this will be a tough game, they will come and try to play, they are in a good league position and have a good pack and a good set of backs and it will be a challenge,” said Graham.
“They is only two change s this week as we are trying to get a bit of continuity.”
Graham is forced into the both changes as Ricky Andrew and Glen Baillie are both unavailable.
Davy O’Hara is likely to be promoted from the bench to replace Baillie at outhalf and partners David Shanahan at half back.
Ulster’s Ricky Andrew is not released so Jamie Smith moves to inside centre with Mike McKeever coming into partner him while last week’s match winner Tim Small who kicked all five penalties is a full back.
Injured props Andrew Warwick and Simon Shawe are making good progress and both have returned to running.
Warwick could make his return in December but there is no time scale on Shawe.
Two bonus point wins in consecutive games has seen Rainey climb to fourth in the table and it promises to be a special day at Hatrick Park for the visit of Bruff.
The Old Boys will unveil their new state of the art gym before the game which was made possible due to the generous support of Ulster Rugby, the NI Executive and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure through the ‘Promoting Equality, Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion through Sport’ Programme and the generosity of the Bobby Henderson Estate
On the pitch coach Richard Boyd is enforced into one change from the side that took maximum points at Old Crescent last week.
Paddy McGowan is unavailable so Peter Boyle comes into the season row whiel flanker Johnny Lees keeps his place after a man of the match performance on his AIL in Limerick.
Queen’s will be hoping to return to winning ways as they travel to Galwegians.
The Connacht side are seventh but only a point behind the students.Chris Colvin and Stuart McIlwaine should start.
Banbridge will hope to pick up their first win at home to UCC. Half backs Ian Porter and Shandon Scott are ruled out.