HUNDREDS of supporters are set to attend the second edition of the Apple Cup next week which sees two of Hereford’s education institutions going head-to-head for bragging rights.

Last year the inaugural Apple Cup was launched with great success, the rugby fixture between Hereford Sixth Form College and Hereford Cathedral School drew in around 500 spectators made up from ex-students, current students, staff, family, friends, potential new students and anybody interested in rugby.

All of those that lined Hereford rugby club’s floodlit pitch helped to create a party like atmosphere; nothing quite matches the enthusiasm of a schoolboy local derby where reputation and local bragging rights are on the line. 

Many of the team know and play club rugby with each other, but this is put to one side as the two teams throw everything they have at each other.

Last year the electrifying atmosphere peaked in the final few minutes of play where Hereford Cathedral School, who were trailing for the entire game, scored the match winning try with under a minute left on the clock. They broke Hereford Sixth Form hearts, but sent their supporters into ecstasy. 

This year the match will take place on Friday, November 18, 6pm kick-off.

Hereford Rugby Club will again host the Apple Cup and to decide if Hereford will still be blue and yellow or can the Sixth Form College turn it red and black?  

A large crowd is expected so spectators are urged to arrive early and avoid missing any of the action, in what is set to be a thriller down at Wyeside.