MANOR CE Academy Under-14s rugby union team are gearing up for the final of the Yorkshire RFU Schools Cup.

The York-based side were scheduled to face Rodillian Academy from Wakefield today, at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield after reaching the final thanks to a 17-10 comeback win at Harrogate Grammar School.

They will have to wait, however, with the fixture falling foul of the weather and the game not having been rescheduled yet.

Prior to their semi-final, Manor beat Horsforth 66-0 in the first round, followed by a 43-5 win over Hull Collegiate and a 57-0 victory against BBG Academy.

The game at Harrogate was played with plenty of intensity and skill, and saw Manor twice come back from behind.

The hosts took an early five-point lead on the back of some good possession, but Manor winger Freddie Mills was played in down the left for a smart finish in the corner to take the sides into half-time level.

Harrogate opened the second period in a similar fashion as the first, and their pressure paid off with another try to retake the lead.

Manor were quick to respond, however, and strong carrying from Noah Doyle and Harry Daniel created some space for Luc Bounds to score on the other wing.

With the scores even, the game was in the balance with only five minutes to play until a loose Harrogate pass was picked off by Manor's captain and star fly-half, Theo Walton, who scored under the posts and added the extras.

Manor withstood late pressure to close out the game.

PE teacher Patrick Tasker said: "Over the past few years, rugby has been on the up at Manor CE Academy. Our teams play regular fixtures and are becoming a powerhouse within York.

"However, we have been winless in the Yorkshire Cup so far - but now our U14s boys have burst onto the scene.

"Getting to the final is a fantastic achievement for our Year 9 boys. They have an incredible team ethic and there are young leaders all over the field. Every lunchtime they are knocking on my door wanting to go out and train."