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St Josephs reach National Final Schools

12th May 2011, 17:25

St Josephs reach National Final Schools

The Year 8 Rugby League side from St Josephs of Newport have become th

The Year 8 Rugby League side from St Josephs of Newport have become the first schools rugby league side to reach a British Champions Schools Final since 2006.

They qualified for the showpiece day, which takes place in London on Friday 26th August, the day before the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final, by beating St Peters School from Wigan 30-4 in the semi-final.

They will take on Temple Moor School of Leeds, who won the Year 7 competition last year, and win or lose, they will get a chance to parade at Wembley Stadium the next day at one of Rugby League's biggest events of the season.

St Josephs are actually only second Welsh school to go all the way to the Final at any age group. The other Welsh team to play in a Final was Brynteg, whose Year 7 side beat Castleford High in 2005 at the Millennium Stadium but lost to the same side a year later. Those finals made the names of players like Rhys and Ben Evans, who now play for Warrington Wolves and Ollie Olds who turns out for Crusaders under 18 side.

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