Twickenham Stadium will play host to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammer School under 15’s in the Daily Mail RBS Cup final after captain Tom Allott won the game with a conversion.
The Wakefield school defeated Bishop Herber 7-5 in a tense semi-final played at Broadstreet RFC after Allott converted a try from winger Henry Longhurst.
The Wildcats have extremely close ties with QEGS as the first team use their fields as the main training base. A number of the Wakefield under 19 squad also graduated from the QEGS rugby union set-up, including Mathew Cook and Will Martin.
By their own admission QEGS were not on top form but did enough to gain the victory and managed to hang on to the two point lead for 25 minutes.
The secondary school will now appear in their third Twickenham final at this age level on Saturday 23rd March, kick-off 12.30pm.
As seen in the picture above Wildcats pair Lee Smith and Ali Lauitiiti recently visited QEGS and presented the club with a framed photograph of members of the Wildcats academy squad that made the grade from QEGS rugby union set-up.
Allott is seen in the picture holding the framed photo along with Connor Field. Trevor Barker is to the far left of the photograph who is the Director of Sports while Mark Hillaby on the far right is the head groundsman where the Wildcats train.
Wildcats Chief Executive James Elston commented:
“For QEGS to reach yet another Twickenham final is a superb achievement and shows the hard work of Trevor and his colleagues is paying off.
“We have a great relationship with QEGS and I’m sure that will continue over the coming years as we work in partnership for the benefit of both organisations. The facilities they provide the first team with are second to none and they do make a huge difference to Richard Agar’s plans due to the excellent pitches.
“We wish them all the best in the final and we hope they can bring that trophy home to Wakefield.”
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