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Twickenham plays host to Yarm School rugby final
6:03pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
YARM School rugby players will step out onto the hallowed turf of Twickenham tomorrow (SAT) to play the biggest match of their lives.
The teenagers have earned themselves a coveted spot to play at the famous ground in the final of the Daily Mail RBS Vase, after defeating Plymouth College 85 in the hard-fought semifinal.
Yarm School will be backed on the day by 280 fans travelling by coach, with around 200 making their own arrangements to travel to Twickenham for the pivotal game against Felsted School in Essex.
Yarm has never won the competition before, with the U15s team coming closest back in 2001, when they were knocked out at the semi-final stage.
The squad boasts firepower in the form of Zach Kibirige, the 18year-old Newcastle Falcons centre who has represented England at under-18 level.
He will play his final game for the school at Twickenham, a ground he has never set foot in previously.
Stuart Hardy, Yarm School’s Head Rugby Coach, said: “We are all honoured to have made it this far and play at Twickenham on finals day. It is a great advertisement for the school. For some of these boys, this is going to be the pinnacle of their careers, " said Hardy.
"They'll always be able to say "I've played at Twickenham" but they'd prefer to say "I've played at Twickenham and won.”