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The atmosphere at Twickenham is always intense, even when it's not the Grand Slam at stake. You can see for yourself tomorrow (and you'll get in without siphoning funds into the local black market) at the Festival of Schools' Rugby. The principal highlight is the Under-18 international between Scotland and England, starting at 3pm. There are also the Under- 15 and Under-18 Schools' Cup finals (11.45am and 1.15pm respectively - pictured above from left to right are the U-15 captains of Bedford School and Wellington College after their sides drew in last year's final).

Rugby is not the only attraction, though. Ranging over Twickenham's West car park will be a marching band, food stalls, face painting, bungee-running (yes, running), exhibition stands, assorted competitions and demonstrations of rugby skills.

Gates open at 11am, and tickets will be available on the day. If you want to reserve, though, call the English Rugby Football Schools' Union on 0902 380 329. Prices are: adults £4, under-16s £2, family ticket (two adults, three juniors) £10; coach pass £5, car pass £2, and for every 15 junior tickets bought, you get two free adult passes.

Festival of Schools' Rugby, Twickenham, Middlesex (081-892 8161), tomorrow, gates open 11am

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