Brighton are playing the part of tourists to prepare them for the biggest day of their rugby lives.

The Blues have booked a behind-the-scenes tour at Twickenham tomorrow afternoon, less than 24 hours before they return for a national cup final.

They take on Cornish outfit Liskeard Looe in the EDF Energy Junior Vase on Saturday (1pm).

Player/coach Neil McGovern did the same when he helped Sussex Downs College to Daily Mail Vase success at the national stadium last year.

McGovern said: “We want the boys to see the stadium.

“Most of them have been to Twickenham to watch a game but it’s very different actually going there to play.

“We’ll do all the touristy stuff and go around the museum so they can relax, which is important.

“We did it with the college and it was good for the boys to just see the pitch and get it all into their heads.

“We don’t actually get to warm up on the pitch on Saturday.

“Their first view of the pitch will be running out to play.”

Brighton are staying overnight a short drive from the stadium.

McGovern has welcomed the early kick-off time as the Blues play ahead of the Senior Vase final.

He said: “That’s a good thing because you don’t want to be waiting around all day.”

Brighton are expected to be watched by more than 1,000 supporters though their four coaches are now fully booked.