2019-20 Campbell College Belfast Royal School Armagh Schools Cup Schools Senior

Schools Cup. Royal School Armagh 34 Campbell College 6

Having lost to Campbell in the final two years ago and semi-final last year, Armagh were not short of motivation.

Report, images and video by Richard Owens.

Piped on and pumped up Armagh were forced to play into the sun and wind. Campbell utilised the conditions well enjoying the better start playing the first 15 minutes mostly in the Armagh half but only coming away with 3 points from the boot of Jack Bonnar after coming close to crossing the line on several occasions.

Campbell struggle to get through the Armagh defence

From the restart Armagh went on the attack and strong forward play saw prop Jude Roberts touch down under the posts which was converted by Romain Morrow.

Morrow sends over a conversion for Armagh.

Another penalty for each team saw the score at 10-6 at half time.

Campbell struggled to cope as well as the home team with the strengthening wind and blinding sunshine.

Armagh began to break the Campbell line and 4 further tries, from Ross Taylor, Niall Carville, Josh Cunningham and Charlie Worth. Morrow converted two, which saw them comfortably progress to the quarter finals 34 – 6.

Richard caught up with RSA captain Sam Rainey and coach Chris Barter after the game. (Apologies for the wind!).


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