Yarm School's under 15 rugby team stand just one game from a dream appearance at Twickenham in the final of the Daily Mail Cup.

They set off today to play John Fisher School from Purley in the semi-final at Castlecroft, Wolverhampton tomorrow. The final takes place on March 31.

Yarm reached the semi-finals after beating King Edward's School, Birmingham by 20-10 in a thrilling, hard-fought quarter-final.

An Adam Parker penalty early on gave Yarm the momentum they needed, but King Edward's came back quickly to lead 10-3.

Yarm responded and fought their way back into the game, with flanker Nick Wade scoring a try following some excellent support running after a break by Matthew Sowerby.

They managed two more tries in the second half through Robert Coffey and Aryan Ahmad.

Stuart Hardy, master in charge of rugby at the school, said: "We are delighted with the progress made by the team - the furthest that any Yarm rugby team has got in a national competition.

"They are a good side who play to their strengths of skilful backs and a strong pack.

"The semi-final will be hard - John Fisher are a strong side and have been tipped as favourites to win the competition, but our boys will give everything in the match tomorrow."

Before playing King Edward's, Yarm had wins over St Peter's, York (53-3), St Peter and St Paul High School, Widnes (17-15), Durham School (8-0) and Birkenhead School (8-0).