Brighton player/coach Neil McGovern is relishing another massive day for the club after scoring the try which helped them go back to Twickenham.

Last year's EDF Junior Vase winners are through to the Senior Vase showpiece this time after a tense 13-12 semi-final win at Cirencester.

They will meet Dunlop, this season’s unbeaten champions of Midlands Three South West, in the final at headquarters on Saturday, May 15.

McGovern’s close range try, plus a conversion and two penalties from fit-again Alex Finch, put Blues 13-5 up before Cirencester scored their second try of the contest.

McGovern said: “It felt like we were hanging on for about 40 minutes but the ref said afterwards it was eight.

“It’s fantastic to get back to Twickenham. When you think of the slow start we had to the season it has been quite some turn around.

“It’s going to be great for the club to go back for another final.

“Hopefully it puts us even more on the rugby map.”

The locals turned out in force looking to cheer Cirencester to Twickenham.

McGovern added: “It was a tough game. It’s a national semi-final and there were a few nerves about at the start.

“The try was a classic centre’s try from about half-a-yard on the back of a drive by the forwards.

“They gave me plenty of stick about it afterwards!”

The Senior Vase decider is one of four finals at Twickenham on a week on Saturday and will kick-off at 5pm. Although Brighton were promoted as London Three South East runners-up, Dunlop could start as favourites.

The Coventry-based club, originally set-up to provide rugby for employees at the famous tyre company, won 20 out of 20 in the league this season.