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Your News St Peters, York aim to win battle of namesakes in Daily Mail RBS Cup

St Peter's School, from York will be hoping that they are the St Peters' going forward to Twickenham from this Saturday's Daily Mail RBS U18 Schools Cup semi-finals. They take on St Peter's of Gloucester in the battle of the namesakes at 11am at Broadstreet RFC in Coventry.

Having beaten a strong side from St Benedict's, Ealing, 14-18 in the last round, St Peter's will be on a high and looking to go one better than their 2005 Twickenham final loss to Exeter College.

They have a strong side based around Yorkshire captain, fly half Luke Bowler and fellow Yorkshire caps and Leeds Academy members, winger Chris McTurk, and full back Robbie Cuthbertson. Coach, Steven Williams said: "We are obviously all very excited about the prospect of getting to the final but at the same time we're are trying to keep them calm and motivated. We are focusing on Saturday as one game and not trying not get carried away thinking about Twickenham".

"We are a one term rugby school and a lot of our boys play hockey, fortunately none of them have picked up injuries and we'll be picking from a fully fit squad. It's a real testament to the strength of rugby at this school that 14 of the boys have played together since the start, playing for the school at U10 level".

"Our game is very much based on attacking and all fifteen players are confident with the ball. We have two outstanding wingers and a full back who loves to have the ball in his hands. We are adventurous and we really enjoy our rugby".

"We're glad to be playing in the first fixture at 11am, as I know the lads will be raring to go. The school got to Twickenham three years ago and lost in the final and I lost in the semi-finals with King Edward's, Lytham 10 years ago so we're both hoping to go one better. However, I know that St Peter's, Gloucester are very good and I think we are slight underdogs".

In the other Daily Mail RBS U18 Cup semi-final, Truro College take on John Fisher in the later kick-off. All the Daily Mail RBS finals take place at Twickenham on Wednesday, April 1.

Daily Mail RBS U18 Cup, Saturday March 14:

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

Truro College v John Fisher (1pm)

Daily Mail RBS U18 Vase, Sunday March 15:

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

John Cleveland College v Giggleswick (1pm)

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