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10
MAR

Giggleswick will be hoping to capitalise on a quarter-final performance which saw them named as February's Team of the Month in the Daily Mail RBS U18 Vase competition.

They beat Caterham 20-10 to book a semi-final place this Sunday, March 15 against Dean Richard's old school, John Cleveland College from Hinckley. The game kicks off at 1pm at Broadstreet RFC, near Coventry.

The Yorkshire school will be able to call on the likes of centre George Elliott, who is already on a dual contract with Leeds Tykes and Rhinos and England U16 full back, Chris Gemmell. However, Chris' brother Mark, captain of the team, is still carrying an injury from the game against Caterham and is likely to be on the bench.

Giggleswick coach David Muckalt, said: "In one respect it's been a little bit difficult to prepare for, as we would normally be in our sevens season now. The boys tend to make the most of what's on offer here at Giggleswick, which means a lot of them are also playing hockey or football now. So we've been keeping our fingers crossed and luckily, other than Mark being on the bench, we'll be going down to Broadstreet with a fully fit squad".

"This is the third school side I've coached and I think anyone that's worked with me knows that I favour an open, running style of play. I want the kids to enjoy the game, I encourage them to play the ball one through fifteen and I think that's why we are such an adventurous side".

"It will be a great day on Saturday as this is the furthest the school has been in the competition but we are under no illusions that John Cleveland College will be the favourites. They are a very good side but we are aware of their strengths and will do our best to come up with something to counteract them. It will be a very physical game but we will play it our way and hope we can find some gaps. We've been working on a few things that we think might test them in areas where they haven't been tested up to now".

In the other Daily Mail RBS U18 Vase semi-final, King Edward, (Stratford upon Avon) take on Hampton from Surrey in the early kick-off. All the Daily Mail RBS finals take place at Twickenham on Wednesday, April 1.

Daily Mail RBS U18 Vase, Sunday March 15:

King Edward VI (Stratford upon Avon) v Hampton (11am)

John Cleveland College v Giggleswick (1pm)

Daily Mail RBS U18 Cup, Saturday March 14:

St Peter's (York) v St Peter's, (Gloucester) (11am)

Truro College v John Fisher (1pm)

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