England Under-20 sensation Henry Trinder will be given the chance to shine on the highest stage of all as Moseley take on Leeds Carnegie in the final of the EDF Energy National Trophy.
Much as he does on the pitch the youngster has timed his run to perfection off it by recovering from the ankle injury that kept him out of last weekend’s defeat to Bedford.
The 20-year-old is expected to take Nathan Bressington’s right wing berth after the veteran picked up a knock on his hip in that 26-23 reverse six days ago.
But Bressington’s misfortune is Trinder’s opportunity and having already stunned Leeds with his searing pace once this season, he will be hoping to do so again as Mose go in search of the first senior cup final win in the club’s history.
Derek Nutt’s side shared the John Player Trophy with Gloucester seven years before Trinder was born but not since then have the Red and Blacks graced Twickenham.
And although they are big underdogs, Leeds have already won the National One crown and secured promotion back to the Premiership, Trinder’s inclusion will give the champions food for thought.
The youngster dazzled Carnegie with two tries in 40 minutes when they visited Billesley Common earlier this month and they will be aware of the danger he poses.
Another boost to head coach Ian Smith is the recovery of Jordi Pasqualin who will take a place on the bench as cover for captain Gareth Taylor.
The mercurial scrum half has not played since coming on against Sedgley Tigers on March 14.
And Mark Evans has also recovered from the knee injury he picked up in the semi final double header victory over Exeter. The experienced No 8 is up against it though having had just one training session since then. Youngster Dan Williams is likely to provide back five cover instead.