A TEAM of 12 year old Stourbridge rugby players can look forward to touching down at Twickenham next May in front of 90,000 spectators.

The youngsters will be invited to parade in front of the packed crowd during the Aviva Premiership Final interval after winning the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup in Worcester this weekend.

The Stourbridge side fought off opposition from Gloucestershire and Worcestershire to lift the trophy in the shadows of Sixways Stadium.

There were also teams from Herefordshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands taking part and proud Stourbridge coach Tom Skinner said: "It's the most prestigious competition we can take part in.

"We've done well in previous events, winning Anglo-Welsh tournaments but nothing beats appearing at Twickenham!

A total of 12 teams took part and Stourbridge soon took charge putting group opponents Upton and Stroud to the sword when winning by four tries to nil on both occasions.

Stourbridge then faced Stow on the Wold in the semi-final where they continued their fine form when winning by three tries to nil.

Their final opponents were Evesham, who had edged out powerful Luctonians in their semi-final and a close contest was duly expected.

However the final was played almost entirely in Evesham's half but Stourbridge struggled to make the vital breakthrough after repeatedly being denied by some last ditch defending.

It could have easily gone wrong for Stourbridge as Evesham produced a belated huge downfield kick that could have led to a try, but the Stourton Park side held firm to force the final into extra time.

Within a minute of resumption, Stourbridge secured the try they craved and could have added a second when an interception was called back owing to an injury.

Tom Skinner confirmed: " There was always the chance that Evesham would sneak a try and with just five seconds remaining, that almost happened when they were presented with the ball by the referee and then gave the ball to their biggest lad who tried to force his way over, but the spirit within the side refused to let him score."

Afterwards the Stourbridge side were able to watch Aviva Premiership game between Worcester Warriors and Northampton Saints. They later met up with Warriors players Matt Cox and Tom Howe who congratulated the lads on their achievement.

Tom Skinner added: "We didn't say too much about the Twickenham trip before the tournament and I don't think it was until afterwards when we were sitting in the stand that it started to sink in and the boys started getting excited.

"We were all proud of the players - even more so because they played in the right spirit. They really fought for each other and didn't concede a single try throughout the competition.

"Evesham were worthy opponents in the final and have since acknowledged Stourbridge as deserved winners on their website showing them to be true ambassadors of rugby!