19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
In Musgrave Park, Christian Brothers College were 11-8 winners over arch-rivals Presentation Brothers College and in Lansdowne Road, Terenure College defeated St Mary's College 3-0 with a 50th minute penalty.
Inspired by Mark Hill and Chris Henry, Wallace HS dominated an opening half against the pre-match favourites whose line-out just didn't work and they deservedly led 7-3 at half time.
That situation improved for them five minutes after the re-start when Thomas Shorten landed a penalty for a 10-3 lead.
However, a little piece of magic from RBAI full-back Johnny Burgess changed the whole aspect of the match minutes later. Burgess hit the line at pace and straightened nicely to score to the left of the posts. Out-half Johnny Watt converted that and then added a difficult penalty to put his side 13-10 in front. Burgess struck again in the 54th minute when he appeared in the out-half position, kicked ahead and then collected the wickedly bouncing ball for the try that sealed Wallace's fate. Watt again landed the conversion and tagged on a penalty to compund the loser's misery.
Down south, over 7,000 packed into Musgrave Park to see CBC win the senior title. They led 6-0 at half time thanks to a penalty and drop goal from out-half Eamon Ronan and improved on that with a James O'Hanlon try early in the second half.
PBC clawed their way back into the game with a Brian Barry try and a penalty from Tom Gleeson but CBC clung on for a narrow but deserved win although they had to survive a late PBC surge from a lineout that ended in accidental offside and a relieving scrum for the eventual winners.