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BRA (8) continue their impressive rise through the rankings as they move up two places with their Cup win over Belfast HS (25); Rainey ES (10) also improved by the same amount as they recorded a surprisingly strong victory over Portadown College (11) who had last week occupied 9th position.

The full list of Cup results along with team rankings in brackets () is given below. For more details on competitive ties and draws form the weekend CLICK HERE.

1stXV CUP – Round 3
(8) BRA 17-3 Belfast HS (25)
(16) Coleraine GS 7-8 Dalriada (12)
(17) Friends’ SL 6-25 Ballyclare HS (15)
(24) Lurgan College 7-34 Cambridge House (18)
(19) Omagh Academy 3-15 Down HS (14)
(10) Rainey ES 39-0 Portadown College (11)
(21) Regent House 5-27 Bangor GS (20)
(13) RS Dungannon 38-0 Larne GS (22)

Ulster Schools Rugby Rankings 2018/19 – Week 9

  Team Win Ratio Opponent Rating Score Season Rating Previous Position
1 Methodist College 1.000 0.562 746 0.943 1
2 Wallace HS 0.808 0.604 647 0.841 2
3 RS Armagh 0.800 0.558 611 0.803 3
4 Sullivan Upper 0.692 0.626 587 0.776 5
5 Enniskillen Royal 0.786 0.504 563 0.748 4
6 Ballymena Academy 0.643 0.572 517 0.700 6
7 RBAI 0.500 0.655 485 0.665 7
8 Belfast Royal Academy 0.625 0.567 460 0.637 10
9 Campbell College 0.500 0.600 454 0.628 8
10 Rainey ES 0.600 0.546 438 0.609 12
11 Portadown College 0.615 0.549 436 0.605 9
12 Dalriada 0.714 0.421 413 0.578 13
13 RS Dungannon 0.563 0.543 411 0.574 11
14 Down HS 0.583 0.498 390 0.549 17
15 Ballyclare HS 0.571 0.510 388 0.545 14
16 Coleraine GS 0.471 0.590 372 0.526 15
17 Friends’ School 0.563 0.451 353 0.503 18
18 Cambridge House 0.567 0.410 333 0.481 21
19 Omagh Academy 0.382 0.597 324 0.469 16
20 Bangor GS 0.375 0.583 312 0.454 19
21 Regent House 0.417 0.515 300 0.439 20
22 Larne GS 0.545 0.365 294 0.430 22
23 Dromore HS 0.429 0.479 245 0.379 23
24 Lurgan College 0.500 0.312 244 0.374 24
25 Belfast HS 0.273 0.453 208 0.336 26
26 Limavady GS 0.375 0.393 180 0.304 27
27 Grosvenor GS 0.267 0.497 175 0.297 25
28 Foyle College 0.179 0.548 132 0.251 30
29 Wellington College 0.333 0.299 132 0.248 28
30 Banbridge Academy 0.154 0.488 101 0.214 29
31 Carrickfergus GS 0.143 0.387 85 0.195 31
32 Strabane Academy 0.400 0.111 65 0.173 32
33 Antrim GS 0.000 0.340 0 0.098 33

 

Ulster Schools Rugby Scores

Given below, to the best of our knowledge, is a full list of results for each Ulster Schools Rugby 1stXV that participates in the Schools’ Cup competition; it does not include training/controlled matches, opponents from outside of Ulster, non-schools’ teams or games against teams who are not 1stXV EXCEPT for ‘Select’ squads, indicated by an asterisk *.

Any letters/numbers appearing in brackets () after a result indicates that it was a competitive fixture; the letter (c,p,b,t) gives the form of competition (cup, plate, bowl, trophy) and the number (1-4,q,s,f) indicates the round at which it was played.

If you feel that any information is missing/incorrect, please leave a comment at the bottom stating the correct details along with any ‘evidence’ (website, match report, player) to support your claim.

Antrim GS (ANT)
8th Sep, Away v WEL: 28-8 L
12th Sep, Home v RSA*: 24-40 L
22nd Sep, Away v LUR: 27-12 L
29th Sep, Home v DAL: 12-76 L
6th Oct, Away v CMB: 56-7 L
20th Oct, Away v LAR: 50-14 L
15th Dec, Home v CAR: 10-24 L (c1)
12th Jan, Away v WEL: 56-7 L (t1)

Ballyclare HS (BCL)
1st Sep, Away v BMA: 26-12 L
8th Sep, Away v BRA: 11-12 W
15th Sep, Home v CCB: 10-24 L
26th Sep, Home v RBAI: 3-57 L
6th Oct, Away v BEL: 7-59 W
13th Oct, Away v BGS: 12-7 L
24th Oct, Home v GRO: 42-7 W
10th Nov, Home v CMB: 29-19 W
17th Nov, Home v BGS: 20-28 L
24th Nov, Home v DAL: 26-24 W
1st Dec, Away v FSL: 25-32 W
8th Dec, Home v MCB: 0-38 L
5th Jan, Home v RES: 41-19 W
26th Jan, Away v FSL: 6-25 W (c3)

Ballymena Academy (BMA)
1st Sep, Home v BCL: 26-12 W
8th Sep, Away v WHS: 19-16 L
22nd Sep, Home v BGS: 33-14 W
29th Sep, Away v COL: 13-15 W
6th Oct, Away v MCB: 54-8 L
13th Oct, Home v BRA: 10-8 W
14th Nov, Away v RES: 22-24 W
24th Nov, Away v DWN: 16-48 W
30th Nov, Away v WHS: 10-3 L
7th Dec, Home v CCB: 8-7 W
15th Dec, Home v DAL: 5-0 W
29th Dec, Home v WHS: 30-12 W
5th Jan, Home v RSA: 6-14 L
12th Jan, Away v SUL: 35-17 L

Banbridge Academy (BANB)
21st Sep, Away v OMA: 59-0 L
29th Sep, Home v ENN: 0-41 L
6th Oct, Away v LUR: 12-38 W
13th Oct, Away v LIM: 5-14 W
20th Oct, Home v COL: 0-26 L
24th Oct, Away v DRO: 37-15 L
17th Nov, Home v FSL: 3-35 L
23rd Nov, Home v GRO: 5-28 L
1st Dec, Away v RSD: 43-0 L
8th Dec, Home v BRA: 12-50 L
29th Dec, Home v LUR: 15-43 L
12th Jan, Away v CMB: 11-10 L (c2)
26th Jan, Away v FLC: 41-10 L (tq)

Bangor GS (BGS)
8th Sep, Home v RSA: 7-12 L
22nd Sep, Away v BMA: 33-14 L
29th Sep, Home v BEL: 66-24 W
6th Oct, Away v SUL: 33-10 L
13th Oct, Home v BCL: 12-7 W
24th Oct, Away v CCB: 42-40 L
27th Oct, Away v COL: 23-12 L
3rd Nov, Home v BRA: 26-33 L
17th Nov, Away v BCL: 20-28 W
24th Nov, Away v FSL: 29-47 W
1st Dec, Away v DAL: 24-10 L
8th Dec, Home v WHS: 0-31 L
15th Dec, Home v DRO: 33-0 W
22nd Dec, Away v RBAI: 40-17 L
19th Jan, Away v RES: 45-7 L
26th Jan, Away v REG: 5-27 W (c3)

Belfast HS (BEL)
15th Sep, Home v CAR: 43-7 W
22nd Sep, Home v PDC: 24-43 L
29th Sep, Away v BGS: 66-24 L
6th Oct, Home v BCL: 7-59 L
13th Oct, Away v LAR: 28-12 L
20th Oct, Home v FSL: 15-40 L
17th Nov, Away v CAR: 5-10 W
1st Dec, Home v REG: 19-29 L
5th Jan, Home v GRO: 22-30 L
12th Jan, Home v STR: 45-12 W (c2)
26th Jan, Away v BRA: 17-3 L (c3)

Belfast Royal Academy (BRA)
8th Sep, Home v BCL: 11-12 L
15th Sep, Home v LIM: 62-0 W
22nd Sep, Away v MCB: 33-13 L
29th Sep, Away v SUL: 26-16 L
6th Oct, Home v WHS: 15-45 L
13th Oct, Away v BMA: 10-8 L
3rd Nov, Away v BGS: 26-33 W
10th Nov, Home v DWN: 19-23 L
17th Nov, Away v DAL: 12-28 W
24th Nov, Away v REG: 9-53 W
1st Dec, Home v COL: 39-22 W
8th Dec, Away v BANB: 12-50 W
19th Dec, Home v RSA: 12-10 W
28th Dec, Home v CCB: 19-17 W
5th Jan, Home v ENN: 22-19 W
26th Jan, Home v BEL: 17-3 W (c3)

Cambridge House (CMB)
8th Sep, Home v COL: 26-26 D
15th Sep, Away v FSL: 53-3 L
22nd Sep, Home v DAL: 0-31 L
6th Oct, Home v ANT: 56-7 W
13th Oct, Away v CAR: 18-24 W
20th Oct, Away v DAL: 26-7 L
27th Oct, Away v RES: 53-14 L
10th Nov, Away v BCL: 29-19 L
17th Nov, Away v LIM: 3-41 W
24th Nov, Home v DRO: 22-25 L
1st Dec, Home v LUR: 49-0 W
20th Dec, Away v FLC: 15-31 W
5th Jan, Home v CAR: 61-10 W
12th Jan, Home v BANB: 11-10 W (c2)
26th Jan, Away v LUR: 7-34 W (c3)

Campbell College Belfast (CCB)
15th Sep, Away v BCL: 10-24 W
22nd Sep, Away v WHS: 31-14 L
3rd Oct, Away v REG: 17-43 W
13th Oct, Home v COL: 20-5 W
24th Oct, Home v BGS: 42-40 W
10th Nov, Away v GRO: 13-33 W
16th Nov, Home v RBAI: 30-13 W
23rd Nov, Home v SUL: 15-16 L
30th Nov, Home v MCB: 14-26 L
7th Dec, Away v BMA: 8-7 L
28th Dec, Away v BRA: 19-17 L
19th Jan, Away v RSA: 22-18 L

Carrickfergus GS (CAR)
8th Sep, Home v LAR: 0-7 L
15th Sep, Away v BEL: 43-7 L
22nd Sep, Away v LIM: 16-10 L
29th Sep, Home v LUR: 25-5 W
6th Oct, Away v FLC: 22-10 L
13th Oct, Home v CMB: 18-24 L
20th Oct, Away v GRO: 36-15 L
17th Nov, Home v BEL: 5-10 L
24th Nov, Away v LAR: 36-0 L
28th Nov, Away v WEL: 29-19 L
15th Dec, Away v ANT: 10-24 W (c1)
5th Jan, Away v CMB: 61-10 L
12th Jan, Home v DWN: 3-55 L (c2)
26th Jan, Away v DRO: 28-3 L (tq)

Coleraine GS (COL)
8th Sep, Away v CMB: 26-26 D
15th Sep, Home v OMA: 10-10 D
29th Sep, Home v BMA: 13-15 L
6th Oct, Home v RBAI: 6-15 L
13th Oct, Away v CCB: 20-5 L
20th Oct, Away v BANB: 0-26 W
27th Oct, Home v BGS: 23-12 W
10th Nov, Away v ENN: 19-8 L
17th Nov, Away v MCB: 45-0 L
24th Nov, Home v RSD: 29-24 W
1st Dec, Away v BRA: 39-22 L
4th Dec, Away v FLC: 7-49 W
8th Dec, Home v RES: 27-14 W
22nd Dec, Away v WHS: 24-5 L
5th Jan, Home v SUL: 17-14 W
12th Jan, Away v RSA: 28-7 L
26th Jan, Home v DAL: 7-8 L (c3)

Dalriada (DAL)
8th Sep, Away v GRO: 14-31 W
15th Sep, Away v RES: 56-7 L
22nd Sep, Away v CMB: 0-31 W
29th Sep, Away v ANT: 12-76 W
13th Oct, Home v FLC: 48-0 W
17th Oct, Home v LAR: 59-0 W
20th Oct, Home v CMB: 26-7 W
10th Nov, Home v REG: 36-0 W
17th Nov, Home v BRA: 12-28 L
24th Nov, Away v BCL: 26-24 L
1st Dec, Home v BGS: 24-10 W
8th Dec, Home v LIM: 52-0 W
15th Dec, Away v BMA: 5-0 L
26th Jan, Away v COL: 7-8 W (c3)

Down HS (DWN)
8th Sep, Away v OMA: 15-18 W
15th Sep, Away v GRO: 10-36 W
22nd Sep, Home v SUL: 3-28 L
29th Sep, Away v RSA: 52-19 L
6th Oct, Home v PDC: 17-37 L
13th Oct, Away v DRO: 0-52 W
10th Nov, Away v BRA: 19-23 W
17th Nov, Away v REG: 22-44 W
24th Nov, Home v BMA: 16-48 L
8th Dec, Home v FSL: 13-37 L
12th Jan, Away v CAR: 3-55 W (c2)
26th Jan, Away v OMA: 3-15 W (c3)

Dromore HS (DRO)
15th Sep, Home v LUR: 34-7 W
26th Sep, Home v FSL: 15-23 L
29th Sep, Away v REG: 55-12 L
13th Oct, Home v DWN: 0-52 L
20th Oct, Home v PDC: 0-56 L
24th Oct, Home v BANB: 37-15 W
10th Nov, Away v RES: 40-7 L
17th Nov, Away v RSD: 38-12 L
24th Nov, Away v CMB: 22-25 W
1st Dec, Home v LAR: 33-0 W
15th Dec, Away v BGS: 33-0 L
29th Dec, Home v GRO: 24-21 W
12th Jan, Home v REG: 8-10 L (c2)
26th Jan, Home v CAR: 28-3 W (tq)

Enniskillen Royal (ENN)
8th Sep, Home v FLC: 40-0 W
15th Sep, Home v REG: 34-0 W
22nd Sep, Home v RSA: 11-7 W
29th Sep, Away v BANB: 0-41 W
6th Oct, Away v RES: 15-7 L
13th Oct, Away v RSD: 10-35 W
20th Oct, Away v FLC: 0-31 W
10th Nov, Home v COL: 19-8 W
17th Nov, Away v PDC: 19-71 W
15th Dec, Home v OMA: 15-0 W
5th Jan, Away v BRA: 22-19 L
12th Jan, Away v OMA: 12-28 W
19th Jan, Home v RSD: 15-14 W
26th Jan, Away v SUL: 22-11 L

Foyle College (FLC)
8th Sep, Away v ENN: 40-0 L
22nd Sep, Home v RES: 0-28 L
29th Sep, Away v RSD: 40-17 L
3rd Oct, Home v LIM: 5-5 D
6th Oct, Home v CAR: 22-10 W
13th Oct, Away v DAL: 48-0 L
17th Oct, Home v LIM: 17-36 L
20th Oct, Home v ENN: 0-31 L
30th Nov, Away v OMA: 36-10 L
4th Dec, Home v COL: 7-49 L
20th Dec, Home v CMB: 15-31 L
12th Jan, Away v LUR: 13-8 L (c2)
19th Jan, Home v PDC: 21-45 L
26th Jan, Home v BANB: 41-10 W (tq)

Friends’ School Lisburn (FSL)
8th Sep, Away v RSD: 24-8 L
15th Sep, Home v CMB: 53-3 W
26th Sep, Away v DRO: 15-23 W
29th Sep, Away v LAR: 8-21 W
6th Oct, Home v GRO: 29-7 W
13th Oct, Home v OMA: 30-24 W
20th Oct, Away v BEL: 15-40 W
24th Oct, Home v RSD: 17-29 L
17th Nov, Away v BANB: 3-35 W
24th Nov, Home v BGS: 29-47 L
1st Dec, Home v BCL: 25-32 L
8th Dec, Away v DWN: 13-37 W
29th Dec, Home v SUL: 26-38 L
5th Jan, Away v PDC: 53-0 L
12th Jan, Away v GRO: 14-22 W (c2)
26th Jan, Home v BCL: 6-25 L (c3)

Grosvenor GS (GRO)
8th Sep, Home v DAL: 14-31 L
15th Sep, Home v DWN: 10-36 L
22nd Sep, Home v RSD: 0-40 L
6th Oct, Away v FSL: 29-7 L
13th Oct, Home v REG: 5-7 L
20th Oct, Home v CAR: 36-15 W
24th Oct, Away v BCL: 42-7 L
10th Nov, Home v CCB: 13-33 L
17th Nov, Home v LAR: 27-12 W
23rd Nov, Away v BANB: 5-28 W
8th Dec, Away v LUR: 12-7 L
29th Dec, Away v DRO: 24-21 L
5th Jan, Away v BEL: 22-30 W
12th Jan, Home v FSL: 14-22 L (c2)
26th Jan, Away v LIM: 6-0 L (tq)

Larne GS (LAR)
8th Sep, Away v CAR: 0-7 W
15th Sep, Home v WEL: 47-0 W
29th Sep, Home v FSL: 8-21 L
13th Oct, Home v BEL: 28-12 W
17th Oct, Away v DAL: 59-0 L
20th Oct, Home v ANT: 50-14 W
17th Nov, Away v GRO: 27-12 L
24th Nov, Home v CAR: 36-0 W
1st Dec, Away v DRO: 33-0 L
12th Jan, Away v LIM: 22-27 W (c2)
26th Jan, Away v RSD: 38-0 L (c3)

Limavady GS (LIM)
15th Sep, Away v BRA: 62-0 L
22nd Sep, Home v CAR: 16-10 W
3rd Oct, Away v FLC: 5-5 D
6th Oct, Home v STR: 37-22 W
13th Oct, Home v BANB: 5-14 L
17th Oct, Away v FLC: 17-36 W
7th Nov, Home v OMA: 0-39 L
14th Nov, Home v SUL*: 14-34 L
17th Nov, Home v CMB: 3-41 L
8th Dec, Away v DAL: 52-0 L
12th Jan, Home v LAR: 22-27 L (c2)
26th Jan, Home v GRO: 6-0 W (tq)

Lurgan College (LUR)
15th Sep, Away v DRO: 34-7 L
22nd Sep, Home v ANT: 27-12 W
29th Sep, Away v CAR: 25-5 L
6th Oct, Home v BANB: 12-38 L
10th Oct, Home v WEL: 39-21 W
27th Oct, Away v OMA: 13-12 L
1st Dec, Away v CMB: 49-0 L
4th Dec, Away v WEL: 7-12 W
8th Dec, Home v GRO: 12-7 W
29th Dec, Away v BANB: 15-43 W
12th Jan, Home v FLC: 13-8 W (c2)
26th Jan, Home v CMB: 7-34 L (c3)

Methodist College Belfast (MCB)
22nd Sep, Home v BRA: 33-13 W
28th Sep, Home v OMA: 41-8 W
6th Oct, Home v BMA: 54-8 W
13th Oct, Away v RBAI: 10-19 W
10th Nov, Home v SUL: 52-3 W
17th Nov, Home v COL: 45-0 W
24th Nov, Home v WHS: 38-8 W
30th Nov, Away v CCB: 14-26 W
8th Dec, Away v BCL: 0-38 W

Omagh Academy (OMA)
8th Sep, Home v DWN: 15-18 L
15th Sep, Away v COL: 10-10 D
21st Sep, Home v BANB: 59-0 W
28th Sep, Away v MCB: 41-8 L
6th Oct, Home v RSD: 17-16 W
13th Oct, Away v FSL: 30-24 L
20th Oct, Home v RSA: 8-39 L
24th Oct, Home v STR: 29-0 W
27th Oct, Home v LUR: 13-12 W
7th Nov, Away v LIM: 0-39 W
17th Nov, Away v WHS: 34-12 L
30th Nov, Home v FLC: 36-10 W
8th Dec, Away v PDC: 19-17 L
15th Dec, Away v ENN: 15-0 L
29th Dec, Away v RES: 29-8 L
12th Jan, Home v ENN: 12-28 L
26th Jan, Home v DWN: 3-15 L (c3)

Portadown College (PDC)
22nd Sep, Away v BEL: 24-43 W
29th Sep, Home v RES: 26-22 W
6th Oct, Away v DWN: 17-37 W
13th Oct, Home v RSA: 5-33 L
20th Oct, Away v DRO: 0-56 W
3rd Nov, Away v WHS: 44-24 L
17th Nov, Home v ENN: 19-71 L
24th Nov, Away* v WEL: 5-31 W
8th Dec, Home v OMA: 19-17 W
29th Dec, Away v RSD: 38-7 L
5th Jan, Home v FSL: 53-0 W
19th Jan, Away v FLC: 21-45 W
26th Jan, Away v RES: 39-0 L (c3)

Rainey ES (RES)
8th Sep, Away v REG: 19-14 L
15th Sep, Home v DAL: 56-7 W
22nd Sep, Away v FLC: 0-28 W
29th Sep, Away v PDC: 26-22 L
6th Oct, Home v ENN: 15-7 W
27th Oct, Home v CMB: 53-14 W
5th Nov, Home v RSD: 21-12 W
10th Nov, Home v DRO: 40-7 W
14th Nov, Home v BMA: 22-24 L
1st Dec, Home v RSA: 6-26 L
8th Dec, Away v COL: 27-14 L
29th Dec, Home v OMA: 29-8 W
5th Jan, Away v BCL: 41-19 L
19th Jan, Home v BGS: 45-7 W
26th Jan, Home v PDC: 39-0 W (c3)

RBAI (RBAI)
26th Sep, Away v BCL: 3-57 W
6th Oct, Away v COL: 6-15 W
13th Oct, Home v MCB: 10-19 L
16th Nov, Away v CCB: 30-13 L
24th Nov, Home v RSA: 10-22 L
15th Dec, Away v WHS: 6-6 D
22nd Dec, Home v BGS: 40-17 W

Regent House (REG)
8th Sep, Home v RES: 19-14 W
15th Sep, Away v ENN: 34-0 L
29th Sep, Home v DRO: 55-12 W
3rd Oct, Home v CCB: 17-43 L
13th Oct, Away v GRO: 5-7 W
10th Nov, Away v DAL: 36-0 L
17th Nov, Home v DWN: 22-44 L
24th Nov, Home v BRA: 9-53 L
1st Dec, Away v BEL: 19-29 W
8th Dec, Away v RSD: 20-14 L
12th Jan, Away v DRO: 8-10 W (c2)
26th Jan, Home v BGS: 5-27 L (c3)

RS Armagh (RSA)
8th Sep, Away v BGS: 7-12 W
12th Sep, Away* v ANT: 24-40 W
22nd Sep, Away v ENN: 11-7 L
26th Sep, Away v RSD: 10-52 W
29th Sep, Home v DWN: 52-19 W
13th Oct, Away v PDC: 5-33 W
20th Oct, Away v OMA: 8-39 W
9th Nov, Home v WHS: 3-10 L
24th Nov, Away v RBAI: 10-22 W
1st Dec, Away v RES: 6-26 W
4th Dec, Home v SUL: 17-7 W
19th Dec, Away v BRA: 12-10 L
5th Jan, Away v BMA: 6-14 W
12th Jan, Home v COL: 28-7 W
19th Jan, Home v CCB: 22-18 W

RS Dungannon (RSD)
8th Sep, Home v FSL: 24-8 W
15th Sep, Home v SUL: 18-26 L
22nd Sep, Away v GRO: 0-40 W
26th Sep, Home v RSA: 10-52 L
29th Sep, Home v FLC: 40-17 W
6th Oct, Away v OMA: 17-16 L
13th Oct, Home v ENN: 10-35 L
24th Oct, Away v FSL: 17-29 W
5th Nov, Away v RES: 21-12 L
17th Nov, Home v DRO: 38-12 W
24th Nov, Away v COL: 29-24 L
1st Dec, Home v BANB: 43-0 W
8th Dec, Home v REG: 20-14 W
29th Dec, Home v PDC: 38-7 W
19th Jan, Away v ENN: 15-14 L
26th Jan, Home v LAR: 38-0 W (c3)

Strabane Academy (STR)
29th Sep, Away v WEL: 17-26 W
6th Oct, Away v LIM: 37-22 L
24th Oct, Away v OMA: 29-0 L
15th Dec, Home v WEL: 21-17 W (c1)
12th Jan, Away v BEL: 45-12 L (c2)

Sullivan Upper (SUL)
15th Sep, Away v RSD: 18-26 W
22nd Sep, Away v DWN: 3-28 W
29th Sep, Home v BRA: 26-16 W
6th Oct, Home v BGS: 33-10 W
13th Oct, Home v WHS: 15-24 L
10th Nov, Away v MCB: 52-3 L
14th Nov, Away* v LIM: 14-34 W
23rd Nov, Away v CCB: 15-16 W
4th Dec, Away v RSA: 17-7 L
29th Dec, Away v FSL: 26-38 W
5th Jan, Away v COL: 17-14 L
12th Jan, Home v BMA: 35-17 W
26th Jan, Home v ENN: 22-11 W

Wallace HS (WHS)
8th Sep, Home v BMA: 19-16 W
22nd Sep, Home v CCB: 31-14 W
6th Oct, Away v BRA: 15-45 W
13th Oct, Away v SUL: 15-24 W
3rd Nov, Home v PDC: 44-24 W
9th Nov, Away v RSA: 3-10 W
17th Nov, Home v OMA: 34-12 W
24th Nov, Away v MCB: 38-8 L
30th Nov, Home v BMA: 10-3 W
8th Dec, Away v BGS: 0-31 W
15th Dec, Home v RBAI: 6-6 D
22nd Dec, Home v COL: 24-5 W
29th Dec, Away v BMA: 30-12 L

Wellington College (WEL)
8th Sep, Home v ANT: 28-8 W
15th Sep, Away v LAR: 47-0 L
29th Sep, Home v STR: 17-26 L
10th Oct, Away v LUR: 39-21 L
24th Nov, Home v PDC*: 5-31 L
28th Nov, Home v CAR: 29-19 W
4th Dec, Home v LUR: 7-12 L
15th Dec, Away v STR: 21-17 L (c1)
12th Jan, Home v ANT: 56-7 W (t1)

* ‘Select’ squad
^Match abandoned after halftime
# Match not played; bye recorded


Ulster Schools Rugby Rankings FAQS

Every season people ask questions about these calculations and we welcome them as, in the past, it has helped us to improve the system. Feel free to post your queries, but you may find an answer to one of our FAQs below:

What is the point of the ranking system? This system was mainly designed so that every one of the 33 teams involved with Ulster Schools’ 1stXV rugby could be ranked using the data available, without the need for every team to have played against every other.

How is the ranking calculated for each team? The three biggest factors taken into account are: win percentage (number of wins, draws, and losses), opponent rating (the strength of sides faced), and competitive rating (their progression within the various competitions). Inactivity penalties are also scored thereby preventing less active schools being ranked higher than they deserve. The formula produces a score for each team using these factors which allows them to be ranked in order from 1 to 33.

How are these figures actually used to rank the teams? Teams are placed in order firstly by score then by competitive rating, then by form and finally, opponent strength. If there is a still a tie at this point other factors such as head-to-head record, competitive match-ups and inactivity penalties may be taken into account, but it is unlikely that this would be needed, and has so far proven to be so.

Are points/tries for/against taken into account? YES. This is a big change brought a few seasons ago which means not only W, D and Ls are important but how they are achieved matters too (although to a lesser extent). Points are now added/subtracted depending on a team’s point difference per game and the opponents these points were scored against.

Hey, my team defeated that one! Should we not be above them? Not necessarily: the ranking for each team is based on the season as a whole, not a head-to-head basis, so often teams can be ranked below those which they have beaten. Don’t worry though, if you’re truly better than they are it will show eventually!

What does the score for each team represent? The score shown beside each team is a measure of performance. This is a number between 0 to approx. 1000; the higher the number the better the performance. This allows teams to be compared week-on-week and even season-on season as the same score in any two weeks represents the exact same level of performance.

So then, what does the rating of each team represent? The decimal rating assigned to each team represents a calculated estimation of that team’s ability. To put it another way, if every team played every other in a full season, the number shown is what win percentage would be expected of each team, given the data available. This is why teams’ ratings change week-on-week even if they haven’t played; it is a comparison with the ability of every other team.

How is opponent strength calculated? Previously, an average was taken across the season as a whole up to that point, but now the average is calculated using the strength of opponent dependant on how strong they were when they actually played the team in question. This has led to a more accurate representation of a team’s performance and stops the situation whereby a team could see their performance improved/downgraded without actually playing that week.

How do inactivity penalties work? Penalties for inactivity accumulate from week to week if a school does not take part in a representative fixture and are factored in to the calculation by lowering the a team’s opponent rating. This helps to prevent schools being unfairly ranked above others as sometimes happened with the original system.

What about abandoned games? The result of an abandoned game will be taken into account when more than one half has been played and if one team is winning by seven points or greater when it is stopped; if either one of these conditions is not met the teams involved will only be awarded any points scored during the course of the game.

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