Daily Mail RBS Cup
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The Daily Mail RBS Schools Knock Out Competition is the premier tournament in schools rugby, where schools teams compete regionally and then nationally for the chance to play at Twickenham and clinch the coveted trophy.
Some 1000 teams take part each year across the country at Under 15 and Under 18 level. All schools that enter play for a main cup and there is also a vase for teams knocked out in the early rounds, also culminating in a Twickenham final.
The Under 15 Vase was revamped in 2010/11 to include a "Pool" system which enables more of the developing schools to play more often through the creation of a mini fixture list. This is really good for schools that have “graduated” from local and emerging schools programmes as it pits them against more realistic opposition but still with the chance of making it to Twickenham.
In 2009, The Daily Mail joined forces with RBS to sponsor this successful rugby competition, now called the Daily Mail RBS Schools’ Knockout Competition. It is a great partnership and with the RFU team also involved and the added profile RBS – sponsors of the Six Nations for the last seven years – bring to the competition, it offers a great experience for all 20,000 plus players and teachers taking part.
For all the latest news on the Daily Mail RBS Schools Knock Out Competition, including eligibility infomation, the cup draw, round dates, links to match reports and much more, please visit the Daily Mail RBS Schools Knock Out Competition page in the tournaments and competitons section.