A RUGBY team from Bishop Heber High School has reached the later stages of a national competition.

The Malpas school’s under 15s are making impressive progress in this season’s Daily Mail RBS Cup.

They reached the last 16 stage with a 25-12 victory over RGS Lancaster.

Heber started the game strongly with a well-worked try from a tap penalty, scored in the corner by Tom Curry following quick work by twin brother Ben.

George Bason’s try, converted by Ben Curry, saw Heber lead 12-5 at the break.

After the restart, scrum-half Joe Mullock scored a try to put Heber in control. Ben Curry added the extras and also kicked two penalties to see off the Lancaster challenge.

Heber’s Sale Academy player Luke Huxley made numerous tackles and won countless turnovers for his team.

The final of the competition takes place at Twickenham in March.

In previous rounds, Bishop Heber have beaten Ellesmere College, Bridgewater High School, Sandbach School, Merchant Taylors and Wilsmlow High.

They were due to host Bradford Grammar School in the last 16 yesterday, in a match played as The Chronicle was going to press.