RUGBY starlet Harrison Burke admitted he could not believe he would be walking out at Twickenham after his Silhillians Under-12s team won the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.
Launched during the 2008-09 season, competition is the first national grassroots tournament officiated by Premiership Rugby and run in conjunction with all 12 clubs.
And it was the turn of Northampton Saints on Saturday to host their Under-12 rugby tournament at Franklin’s Gardens.
In total over 7,000 children will participate over the course of the campaign as they go in search of a spot in the ‘Parade of Champions’ during half-time of the Aviva Premiership Grand Final.
And it was a successful weekend for Burke after his Silhillians side booked a place at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final in May.
They put in an impressive performance in their semi-final against Old Scouts and then went on to beat Kettering in the final.
“Teamwork won it for us in the end.” said the 11-year-old Tudor Grange School student.
“We’re proud of how we played against lots of difficult sides – it was a group effort.
“I can’t wait to go to Twickenham. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to play where England players play.”
Land Rover supports grassroots rugby and provides the opportunity for over 7,000 youngsters to take part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup each season. Keep up to date with the latest Land Rover rugby activity by following @LandRoverRugby on Twitter.