RUGBY: White fires Belfast High to victory against Larne Grammar

Kyle Harkness in action for Larne Grammar School in their Danske Bank Schools' Trophy game against Belfast High School. INNT 06-002-PSB Photo: Phillip Byrne
Kyle Harkness in action for Larne Grammar School in their Danske Bank Schools' Trophy game against Belfast High School. INNT 06-002-PSB Photo: Phillip Byrne
  • Dankse Bank Schools’ Trophy: Belfast High 13-7 Larne Grammar

Simon White was the star of the show as he fired Belfast High School to the Danske Bank Schools’ Trophy final, scoring all his side’s points in a 13-7 win over Larne Grammar.

The Newtownabbey side now face Banbridge Academy in the showpiece after they defeated Cambridge House in Saturday’s other semi-final.

Danske Bank School`s Trophy action between Larne Grammar School and Belfast High School. INNNT 06-004-PSB

Danske Bank School`s Trophy action between Larne Grammar School and Belfast High School. INNNT 06-004-PSB

The breakthrough score came midway through the first session when White, Belfast High School’s out-half, broke out of his defensive zone and outpaced the trailing defenders to touch down for a try. He duly converted the try to give his side a 7-0 lead.

And it was White who forged the Jordanstown lads further in front. He was precise in front of the posts, kicking a penalty to make it 10-0.

Larne Grammar, with Barry McFaul and John Hyndman leading the charge, mounted something of a revival but it was Jack Hill who got the visitors right back in it with a fine try. Hyndman converted to reduce the deficit at the interval.

In the second half White made no mistake with another penalty opportunity, giving the High School a six-point advantage.

But Larne battled back with Hyndman and McFaul both coming close to scoring on a couple of occasions. Aaron Wilson looked odds-on to cross the line, but an outstanding cover tackle from full-back Craig McMaster kept him out.

Danske Bank Schools’ Trophy semi-finals: Belfast HS 13-7 Larne GS; Banbridge GS 27-10 Cambridge House.