Campbell College edge out Royal School Armagh to book place in Schools’ Cup final

CAMPBELL COLLEGE 12 RS ARMAGH 10

Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 4:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th March 2019, 9:10 pm
John Gildea on the attack for Campbell against RS Armagh

A late Conor Rankin try and conversion secured a return to Kingspan Stadium for this year’s Danske Bank Schools’ Cup Final as holders Campbell College saw off Royal School Armagh.

In a close encounter - and a repeat of last year’s final, Armagh had led 10-5 until seven minutes from the end.

Patrick McAlpine’s try have given Campbell an early lead at Kingspan Stadium but Armagh’s Adam Edgar touched down to make it 5-5 at the break and Ryan Finlay went over to put Armagh 10-5 ahead early in the second half.

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Campbell College celebrates victory against Royal School Armagh

Rankin converted his own try as Campbell took the lead with seven minutes to go to give them a 12-10 lead.

The Belfast boys held on after Armagh’s Charlie Worth missed two late penalties.

Campbell will meet the winner of Wednesday’s semi-final between between Methodist College and Wallace High on Monday, March 18.

The final will take place at Kingspan Stadium on Monday, 18 March.

Campbell College. Rex Tinsley and Royal School Armagh Nicholas Jennings