RSD Sevens

The 26th March saw the closing stages of the rugby season with the Ulster Schools Sevens tournament which was held in Campbell college. The tournament had two tiers: medallion and senior.

The day proved to be widely competitive with very open rugby which was played at a high tempo. The senior squad was placed in a pool wit RBAI, Regent House, Bangor Academy and Dalriada. Following the 4 matches the teams which finished in the top 2 would progress to the quarter finals.

RSD’s senior team performed well in their first two matches, winning against Bangor Academy 33-7 and taking the notable scalp of RBAI, beating them 28-5.

RSD slipped against Regent House, however, when they lost 21-12 but were able to regain a chance to progress into the quarter finals when they showed dogged detremination against Dalriada to win 26-17.

RSD met Ballymena Academy in the quarter play-offs, and the match started brightly with RSD registering a try in the opening stages.  After this, however, Ballymena dominated scoring with a brush of tries which left RSD chasing the game until the final whistle. RSD eventually bowed out of the tournament 29-7 losers to Ballymena who continued their impressive form and eventually won the tournament.

Brief overview:
RBAI                              28-5 W
Bangor Academy     33-7 W
Regent House            12-21 L
Dalriada                       26-17 W

Quarter finals
Ballymena                   7-29 L

Points conceded 79
Points scored 106
Group stages * Played Won Lost
RSD                             4        3         1
RBAI                          4        3         1
Regent                       4        3         1
Dalriada                    4        1         3
Bangor                       4       0         4

The end of the season will be on the 2nd of April when the school 1st team play at Stevenson Park against the Dungannon U17 club team. This encounter should prove to be highly competitive and interesting match.

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