WOODHOUSE Grove under-18s made history by becoming the school's first rugby team to reach the final of the Natwest Schools' Cup Plate competition.

Now they now take on Croydon opponents Trinity School at the Sixways Stadium in Worcester tomorrow for the chance to go one further and bring home the title.

Grove secured their place in the final with a 43-5 home win against St Peter's, from Gloucester, thanks to a particularly impressive second-half performance.

After leading 14-5 at the interval, the hosts made little fuss as they played into the wind after the break, controlling the ball well and picking up the intensity to score a further 29 points without reply.

Trinity, meanwhile, upset the odds with their last-four win, beating 2016 runners-up of the Schools' Cup Vase competition, St Ambrose College, 21-5.

Woodhouse coach Joe Bedford, who played professional for England Counties and Newport Gwent Dragons, praised his team for their incredible cup run.

"The under-18s have worked hard, both as individuals and as a team, and thoroughly deserve their success," he said.

"The whole school is tremendously proud of them for progressing so far in a national competition."

Bedford's team will hope to continue their rampant ways by lifting the title, having made light of all their opposition so far.

A first-round victory over Dame Allan's School was even more comfortable than their hammering of St Peter's as they progressed with a 50-0 result.

That was followed by a tougher challenge against Uppingham, a traditionally strong rugby school from Leicestershire.

But the Grove showed grit and determination to pull through 22-7, before enjoying an attacking display – and result to match – in the semi-finals.