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2016-17 Schools Cup

Ulster Schools Rugby Cup: Round 3 Results and Draw

Results // Draw

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:

Ulster Schools Rugby Cup – Round 3 Results
Dromore High7-25Enniskillen Royal
Friends’ SL10-10Coleraine GS
Grosvenor GS11-10Bangor GS
Limavady GS5-13Dalriada
Lurgan College18-35Ballyclare HS
Portadown College8-41BRA
Rainey ESP-PRegent House
RS Dungannon7-17RS Armagh

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.

UPDATE

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 GS38-7Strabane GS
Belfast HS11-10Larne GS
Cambridge House17-20Banbridge Academy
Wellington College3-43Foyle 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 Cup – Round 4 Draw
Friends’ SchoolvGrosvenor GS
DalriadavBallymena Academy
Down High SchoolvMethodist College Belfast
BRAvRainey Endowed
Wallace High SchoolvOmagh Academy
Campbell CollegevSullivan Upper
RBAIvBallyclare HS
Enniskillen RoyalvRS Armagh

Ulster Schools Rugby Bowl – Quarterfinal Draw
RS DungannonvPortadown College
Regent HousevColeraine GS
Lurgan CollegevDromore High
Limavady GSvBangor GS

Ulster Schools Rugby Trophy – Semifinal Draw
Foyle CollegevLarne GS
Banbridge AcademyvAntrim 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.

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