Yorkshire are out to bury a Twickenham disappointment when they face Berkshire in the final of the National U20 Championship on Saturday.

The White Rose county have dominated this event with six wins in the last 12 years but, for many of their players , memories of last season’s defeat to Northumberland still burn bright.

Team manager Colin Clark was not a part of the set up at the time of that loss 12 months ago, but he has revealed that team captain Josh Burridge – who did feature that day – has spoken often of the need to come back and win this time around.

“I think the hunger to go and win it after last year comes through our captain Josh Burridge,” Clark revealed. “Straight after that game he specifically requested to captain the side this season and he’s been the cement that has brought the whole team together.

“Last season’s defeat was such a disappointment and he’s determined that we put it right. He’s been terrific for us and he’s just been selected for England Counties as well. 

“As a young man, he’s certainly been the leader we hoped he would be, and we have big expectations for him.

“We are so proud of all the boys,” Clark added. “They represent the White Rose with pride and we look forward to enjoying the day and the boys enjoying the experience.”

Berkshire won this event in 2013 with victory over Cheshire in the final, and Head Coach Mike Tewkesbury is eager to see them celebrating again come 7pm on Saturday.

Just one player – Jack Hill – remains from the side that won it two years ago. A fringe player who came off the bench that day, the scrum half has evolved into a regular starter who is likely to feature from the off this time.

“We know we have a big challenge on our hands with Yorkshire,” added Tewkesbury. “It’s a David and Goliath contest with the biggest CB going up against one of the smallest, but we’re not just coming to make up the numbers.

“Berkshire as an administrative body set up schools of excellence a number of years ago and they have been very good at monitoring the progress of these players,” he added.

“The area has generally produced some good players, both from the independent and state schools, and the clubs overall do a very good job in trying to get youngsters playing the game.

“We’ve also had a very solid management and coaching team over the last four years and that has helped as well.