Trent College on brink of playing at Twickenham

Charlie Livesey dives over the line for a try in Trent Colleges victory.
Charlie Livesey dives over the line for a try in Trent Colleges victory.

Tremendous Trent College are only one match from playing at Twickenham after booking their place in the semi-finals of the NatWest Vase for U18s.

Trent beat East Midlands rivals, Worksop College, 29-6 in the last eight of the national competition, which has its final at the headquarters of English rugby.

And they will now travel to Allianz Park, home of reigning English Premiership champions and European Cup winners Saracens, on Saturday, March 4 when they will face The Perse School, of Cambridgeshire, in the Vase semis.

After a nervy opening, Trent leapt into life after the break against Worksop, who could muster only two penalties in return. Josh Stanley, Arjun Nath, Charlie Livesey and Brandon Joss all scored tries, while Ben Dickinson kicked three conversions and fly-half George Finney added a drop goal.

Now the team have a golden chance of emulating Trent’s U18 side of 2014 who lifted the Vase at Twickenham for the first time in the school’s history.

Coach Steve McGinnis, who is Trent’s head of rugby, said: “Worksop made us work hard, but we needed a tough game, having not played since December. We’re extremely proud of what the boys have done so far, but it’s not the end yet