South Molton have their eyes on the greatest prize in club rugby this Saturday when they play Chipstead at Unicorn Park.

The game is the semi-final of the RFU Junior Vase and the prize waiting for the winners is a trip to Twickenham in the final.

A quarter-final win at Oxford in the last round put Molton 80 minutes away from an appearance at the spiritual home of rugby union.

Molton have already won the Dave Butt Cup and clinched the Devon One league title on Saturday by beating Exeter Saracens. They are still in the Devon Junior Cup too.

It is turning out to be quite a season for South Molton, one which started to unfold with victory over Dartmouth in the Dave Butt Cup final.

Braunton school teacher Butt, who was the chairman of Devon RFU when he died unexpectedly in 2016, was a former South Molton player and coach.

Trevor Frost, the South Molton president who has been associated with the club for more than 40 years, said winning the Dave Butt Cup lit the touchpaper for what has been a remarkable season.

“The players were incredibly motivated for the Dave Butt Cup because of Dave’s connection with South Molton, and winning it was the platform for our season,” said Frost.

“Three seasons ago when we were relegated from the Cornwall and Devon Division, we had an older squad and were fielding players who were third teamers really and hadn’t played for a couple of years.

“Since then, thanks to lots of hard work from the coaches, we have rebuilt the squad and now have a sold group of around 26 players, all of whom are capable of playing at 1st XV level.

“We have benefited from picking up a few players, like Callum Stone, and having Ross Crang available all season has been a huge boost for us.

“He has helped make our scrum awesome.

“Whatever happens against Chipstead, I don’t think we have had a better season since we started out in the 1950s.

“To play at Twickenham would be a dream come true for the players and a proud moment for the club and old guard such as myself.”

Eccleshall and Old Oltliensians will play each other in the other semi-final.