RBAI won the Medallion Shield after they defeated Ballymena Academy 12-10 in a keenly fought contest at a sunny Queen’s Sports Arena.
Ballymena struck first in the 10th minute when winger Conor Barkley finished off a sweeping backline move to cross in the left corner. Conor Agnew failed to convert leaving the County Antrim boys 5-0 in front.
The Belfast boys hit back on the 20-minute mark when flanker Charlie Cloke stretched for the line to score, James Hume failed to convert leaving the scores tied at 5 points a piece. The game was nip and tuck and the score remained tied 5-5 at half-time.