The EDC rugby squad official team photo outside the Peterlee Campus

College Rugby Side Into National Semi-Final

Sat, 2002-04-06 01:00

East Durham College Rugby Union team are into their first BCS National Cup semi-final after a convincing 64-10 win over Welsh side Coleg Menai.

Tries from Colin Coulson, Bradley Freeman, Liam Armstrong, Josh Pagan, Leon Keirl and Adam Cowans along with points from the boot of Ollie Gray helped the side to a comfortable victory at their Houghall Campus on Wednesday.

The side now have home advantage as they get set to take on Birmingham Metropolitan College in the semi final with the winners going on to face Sussex Downs College in the final at the new home of the Football Association, St George’s Park.

East Durham College RFU head coach Gary Beck was proud of his side’s performance and is looking forward to a tough semi final match up with the midlands side.

Gary said: “It is a fantastic achievement from the side to get this far in a national cup competition. We have trained really hard and came out with a very impressive and professional performance.

“The next game against Birmingham is going to be a tough match up, but we will work hard to make sure we are at the top of our game and have a real go at reaching the final.”