Ballymena Academy made the trip to Mallusk to play Belfast Royal Academy on Saturday morning for a Schools 1st XV friendly match.

The Ballymena boys made the short journey back up the M2 with a win in the bag after beating their Belfast rivals 7 – 45, scoring seven tries in the process. Mark Thomas and Stuart Moore each bagged a brace in an impressive display which also saw Jordan Foster, Lewis McGuckian and John Glass cross for a try each. Bruce Houston converted five.

BRA’s Brandon Hasson scored his side’s only try with Harry Warke adding the conversion.

Pictures below from Ian Humes Photography.

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Ageing hooker who played rugby in England, Wales and Scotland before returning home to see out my twilight years with Larne RFC's Mighty 5th XV. I've a special interest in Irish Women's Rugby and enjoy covering Ireland U20's and Ulster Schools in an attempt to "discover" the stars of the future!