Rugby: Inst edge past Coleraine to Schools Cup final
Hundreds of excited pupils and fans poured into Belfast's Kingspan Stadium yesterday to cheer on their teams in the first semi-final of this year's Danske Bank Schools' Cup.
In a hard-fought match, Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI) registered a decisive 10-6 victory over Coleraine Academical Inst.
The red and white chequered flags of Coleraine waved wildly as the Bannside team pulled away to an early three-point lead. At half-time everything was still to play for, with the score standing at 3-3.
But with light beginning to fade, the RBIA team pulled into a lead the Coleraine side could not overturn - propelling the Belfast school into the final. The other semi-final is tomorrow when Methody take on Lisburn's Wallace High School .
Methody are chasing an unprecedented fourth consecutive win in the tournament, which climaxes at the Kingspan stadium on St Patrick's Day.