Round 3 of the Ulster Schools Rugby Cup took place across Ulster on Saturday morning with nine new teams joining those who qualified by virtue of their results in Round 2, the most recent of these qualifiers being Dromore HS who defeated Banbridge Academy 14-12 in their midweek replay. The results panned out as follows:
Unfortunately for Dromore they came up against a strong Enniskillen Royal who pulled away in the second half to record a convincing win.
Friends School Lisburn and Coleraine Grammar will have to fight it out again with the replay scheduled for Wednesday 25th January, kick-off 2:30 pm. Rainey and Regent will also meet on Wednesday 25th, their game being postponed due to frost.
The results of the replays are as follows
Rainey Endowed 31-18 Regent house
Coleraine Grammar 6-9 Friends School Lisburn
The draws have been adjusted accordingly.
The quarterfinals of the Ulster Schools Rugby Trophy competition also took place this morning. Cambridge House qualified for the round when they defeated Carrickfergus GS 26-11 two weeks ago, a ‘pre-Trophy’ match which was added this year given that 33 teams now take part in the competitive calendar. The games finished as follows:
|Ulster Schools Rugby Trophy – Quarterfinal Results
|Antrim GS||38-7||Strabane GS|
|Belfast HS||11-10||Larne GS|
|Cambridge House||17-20||Banbridge Academy
|Wellington College||3-43||Foyle College|
After these results were received the draw was made for Round 4 of the Cup – along with the appropriate fixtures for the Bowl and Trophy competitions – during the halftime of Ulster Rugby’s match against Bordeaux. The draws fell as follows:
|Ulster Schools Rugby Bowl – Quarterfinal Draw
|RS Dungannon||v||Portadown College|
|Regent House||v||Coleraine GS
|Lurgan College||v||Dromore High|
|Limavady GS||v||Bangor GS|
|Ulster Schools Rugby Trophy – Semifinal Draw
|Foyle College||v||Larne GS|
|Banbridge Academy||v||Antrim GS|
These fixtures are to be played on Saturday 4th February January, or as close as possible, at the home venues of those teams listed on the left; for KO times and locations please contact the relevant school(s).
What do you think about this round’s results and draws? Any major surprises? Let us know in the comments below.