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Your News South West schools battle for a place at Twickenham

Four schools from Devon, Cornwall and Berkshire are just one step away from playing on the hallowed turf of Twickenham Stadium.

By qualifying for the Tag to Twickenham National Finals, to be held on July 8th at Rugby School, they are in with a shot of playing at England Rugby HQ with the winner and runner-up playing a curtain raiser game to England's autumn international against New Zealand on November 21st.

Burraton CP School from Cornwall and Widey Court Primary School from Devon won the South West Regional Final last month, while Berkshire schools Churchend Primary and Hermitage Primary won the South Regional Final. The four schools will now meet 16 other regional finalist schools at Rugby School.

The Tag to Twickenham tournament was developed from the Child Victims of Crime Tag Rugby project in 2007. The Rugby Football Union and YAZOO joined forces to work alongside the only national police children's charity to promote children's safety, health, welfare and to encourage their social inclusion and community involvement.

The Programme now involves more than 400 schools and 30,000 young people, and has grown over a relatively short period of time to become the biggest national Tag Rugby competition.

Matthew Ferguson, the RFU's National Tag Rugby Development Officer, said: "This is the biggest National Tag Finals with over 30,000 children battling for one of the coveted spots. All teams taking part are here because they have won regional competitions so already deserve our congratulations as winners. Whatever the results this should hopefully be the start of a rugby journey for all the players, and a lifelong involvement in this great sport."

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