Saturday is D-day for RGS

The Royal Grammar School’s under-18 team is within touching distance of a famous Twickenham final after progressing to the semi-final of the prestigious Daily Mail RBS Cup.

Having travelled to Macclesfield in the previous round, RGS were again handed a tough away tie – this time 300 miles away at Skinners in Tunbridge Wells. And the Jesmond schoolboys took some time to shake off the effects of the long journey, going in at half-time 10-0 down.

But after the break, it was a different story. Coach Andy Watt had promised JesmondLocal that RGS would rediscover their attacking form after the 0-0 draw in the seventh round, and his team’s second half display proved him right. RGS ran in four tries and with England international Joel Hodgson kicking well, they ended the match deserved 29-13 winners.

Just four teams now remain from an original field of over 500 schools. To book their place in the Twickenham showpiece, RGS will have to see off Coventry’s Stowe School this Saturday, February 27th.

Check back to see how the team gets on.