It was Quarterfinals’ Day in the both the Cup and Plate competitions over the weekend and, along with the Bowl semifinals, plenty of entertaining fixtures took place across the province. Results from the different competitions were as follows:
1stXV Plate, Quarterfinals Down HS 25-12 Ballyclare HS Foyle College 10-31 Coleraine GS Rainey ES 13-13 Regent House [replay 24th Feb] Wallace HS 28-3 Friends’ SL
1stXV Bowl, Semifinals Omagh Academy 7-12 Grosvenor GS Portora RS 17-14 RS Armagh
A dominant display then from RBAI as they look to retain the Cup, while Campbell held off against an MCB comeback to book their semifinal spot. There was nothing to chose between Rainey and Regent in the Plate as their game goes to a replay on Wednesday and two tense affairs in the Bowl means that the final between Grosvenor and Portora should make interesting viewing.
Shortly after results were received the draw was made for the Cup and Plate with the following outcome:
1stXV Cup, Semifinals (Tickets: www.ulsterrugby.com/buytickets) Ballymena Academy v RBAI (29th Feb) Campbell College v Dalriada (1st Mar)
1stXV Plate, Semifinals Rainey ES/Regent House v Down HS Wallace HS v Coleraine GS
The Cup semifinals are to be played on the 29th February and 1st March, as indicated above, at the Kingspan Stadium; tickets for these games are available by following this link: www.ulsterrugby.com/buytickets . The Plate semifinals will be played on 5th March at the home grounds of the relevant teams.
What do you think about this round’s results and draws? Any major surprises? Let us know in the comments below.