Cup triumph over a monster team

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After 750 schools had entered the Daily Mail U15 rugby competition it had come down to the final and just two.

The whole day was fantastic. Staying the night before in a hotel really helped the squad focus on the match the next day.

We were playing QEGS Wakefield who hadn’t been defeated in five seasons and were a monster of a team.

Our coaches were fantastic and drew an action plan on how we could win.

The feeling of getting changed and walking out onto the pitch at Twickenham in front of a Warwick dominated crowd was something I will never forget, the noise our families and supporters made was amazing and really helped us play to our best.

The first half was brutal with QEGS scoring two penalties. Our defence was solid as it had been all season and we knew it would take something special to score a try against us.

The half ended with us 0-6 down. Our coaches were delighted with the effort and knew we could turn it round. We were told to start using our good passing and handling skills and to let the ball do the work and hit them on the break, fast and wide, and that’s exactly what we did, scoring a converted try from a quick tap and go penalty 10 metres out.

The second half was mainly played in their half and we scored the winning try wide on the right wing with our speedy flanker scoring from 30 metres out. Final score 12-6 to Warwick School

At the final whistle the whole squad ran onto the pitch and we were mobbed.

I feel privileged for being able not only to play on the hallowed turf but to walk up the steps and receive my Daily Mail Cup winning medal knowing that we are the best U15s side in the country.