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QEGS 1st XV go for the double at Twickenham

The QEGS 1st XV showed true strength of character to emerge victorious 19-12 in their prestigious Schools’ Cup Semi-Final against a very good Northampton School for Boys, played yesterday afternoon at Allianz Park (home of London Saracens).

It has not been an easy route to the final, with a 27-27 away win v St Peters (York) and a 12-7 home win v Newcastle GS in the last 16. However, all eyes are now on lifting the cup at Twickenham on Wednesday 14 March (KO 3.40pm), when they will face Warwick School in the Final.

Having won the U15 competition in 2015 (against Warwick!), this talented side – encouraged by the sea of black and gold supporters and cheers of ‘Yorkshire’ echoing around Twickenham, could now go all the way and achieve the double of their dreams by lifting the U18 trophy.

Trevor Barker, Director of Sport and 1st XV CoachExpectations are of course high of this cohort since they won as U15s in 2015, and they have had to work very hard during their cup campaign this season. They now have the opportunity to achieve the double titles, and of course winning the U18 cup which has always eluded us, despite appearing in four previous finals (the most recent in 2016 when we lost to Bromsgrove School).

This achievement is testimony to the great set of lads, the dedication of the coaching team and the support of the whole QEGS community – many of whom will be making the pilgrimage down to HQ next Wednesday.”

The team’s preparation began last summer during their Rugby Tour to Australia and New Zealand, when the 1st team were undefeated and also had the experience of watching the British Lions play their third test.

View the gallery of the match.

Read the Fifteen Rugby review of the match here.

Supporters Transport Letter - for boys and adults.