Having beaten Prince Henry’s Grammar School 32-17 in the semi-final last Wednesday, Henley college have earned a chance to win the AASE trophy for the first time.
Manager Martin Unsworth said the team were well aware of the tough task they face agains the pre-tournament favourites.
“It’s a big ask to win it but the boys have performed well. We will be taking a busload of parents, students and staff and, win or lose, we are going to have a really good day out.”
“The lads are a really tight bunch, they are very close and supportive of each other and for some boys it’s their last year here. But the majority of our team are first years so they have another year at this and are only going to get better.”
Head coach Dan Batty highlighted how much of an achievement it was for the Wasps AASE side, who have only transferred this season over to Henley college, to reach the final during a period of change, let alone win the championship.
“It should be a great occasion. Twickenham is just a fantastic stadium, a real coliseum and for our boys to play there at their age will be a wonderful experience. Reaching the final is the culmination of hard work and to achieve it in the first year in the Premier League of English schools rugby, is very satisfying.”
The team will be wearing London Wasps colours for this evening's game.
Tickets are available on the gate for tonight's game starting at £5