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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Dan Bond Woodbridge v Ipswich YM

Woodbridge Warriors emerged successful from this well-fought Suffolk derby, the visitors taking the honours in both the league and Suffolk Cup.

Simon Sinclair

Suffolk rugby coach Simon Sinclair will play an increasingly prominent role in the future of the domestic game, after accepting a full-time position at Premiership giants Northampton Saints’ academy.

Ipswich Rugby Club vs Cantabrigian in London 2 North 
Harry stenton

Ipswich defeated Cantabrigians 32-24 at Humber Doucy Lane.

Ethan Waddleton. Photo: Gary Day/Pinnacle

Ipswich schoolboy Ethan Waddleton has been selected for the senior England squad for the third leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, being held in New Zealand this weekend.

New England captain Dylan Hartley with head coach Eddie Jones (right).

World Cup winner Andy Gomarsall has welcomed the controversial appointment of Dylan Hartley as England’s new skipper and believes the hooker’s presence will unsettle the Red Rose’s opponents.

Carlton Littlechild goes over for Ipswich against Campion. Photo: Jim Price

Ipswich Rugby Club head coach Clive Bell believes a new approach to the side’s London 2 North season has contributed to an upturn in form at Humber Doucy Lane.

Lewis Ludlam

Ipswich rugby star Lewis Ludlam is determined to win a new contract with Premiership giants Northampton Saints and capped his battle back to fitness as he starred for his club’s ‘A’ team, the Wanderers, in their 38-13 win at Leicester last night.

Gallery:Stowmarket rue missed chances in 19-10 loss to Southwold

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Stowmarket (red) v Southwold.

An opportunity squandered for Stowmarket as frequent handling errors and a lack of thought when attacking resulted in many chances being wasted against a committed but ultimately limited Southwold side.

Matt Hema scores the vital try at the end of the match

National League 2 South

Bury St Edmunds 17

Dorking 13

A moment of magic by Will Affleck snatched the game for Bury in dramatic circumstances.

Ipswich moved to the fourth round of the National Colts Cup, winning 31-22 at Braintree at the weekend.

Rugby Ipswich vs Rochford Hundred

Grabbing the ball is Liam Brittain.

Struggling Ipswich secured just their second London 2 North win of the season, with a 20-10 home success against Rochford Hundred.

Woodbridge Amazons prove too strong for Harlow

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Claire Brickley hands off for Woodbridge Amazons

After beginning the season with three away fixtures, the Amazons finally enjoyed their home opener after respecting a minute’s silence on Remembrance Sunday.

Mick and Barbara Dunne are staying with relatives in Kesgrave

A show of love and rivalry will be given by one married couple heading to Twickenham for the Rugby World Cup final today, as they cheer for opposite teams fighting for the title.

St Joseph's college
Rugby festival 
Tournament winners Hampton

In the end, St Joseph’s College were unable to replicate the glory of 2010 and 2013, where the hosts won the Cup final, but there were plenty of positives to take at the conclusion of the 29th annual rugby festival, at the Ipswich school.

Mike Tindall

‘It’s your time to shine’.

Becky Sherwin

Every year the Suffolk sports awards celebrate the best in sporting talent across the county. This year’s event, at Trinity Park on November 13, features Olympic and international stars among the nominees. Here we take a look at some of the contenders for the awards

Last year's winner, Jack Somers, left

Some of the region’s brightest sporting stars have been nominated for the prestigious title of Suffolk Sports Personality of the Year – and you can help pick the winner.

Colchester celebrate their first national league victory

What a difference a few months makes.

Clement Le Roy goes over for Bury's only try in their 46-11 defeat at Old Albanians

Bury endured a tough afternoon as they went down 46-11 to Old Albanians.

Diss v Ipswich

A glorious autumn day on a perfect pitch and a very decent crowd were not enough for the home side as Ipswich lost 20-7 to Diss.

Gallery:A second half surge gives Stowmarket victory

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Stowmarket rugby vs May and Baker

With the ball is Tamati Hauraki-Tyrell.

A strong showing after the break helped Stowmarket secure a 45-30 win over May and Baker at the weekend.

Tim Mann scored for Bury at Chinnor

Bury survived a nervous final five minutes to secure a deserved first win in National 2, as they beat Chinnor 24-22

Bury St Edmunds entertain Bishops Stortford at the Haberden for their first match in the National League 2 South

Bury’s first venture into National 2 Rugby ended in defeat but they can take great heart from the performance.

Cameron Ives

Former St Joseph’s College pupil and ex-Colchester RFC youngster Cameron Ives has been snapped up by French Pro D2 side Beziers.

The Rugby Union World Cup will visit the statue to Prince Obolensky in Ipswich.

The Rugby Union World Cup is heading to Ipswich next month on its tour of the country in the run-up to this autumn’s tournament.

Lewis Ludlam, right, and dad Arron.

Ipswich-born rugby star Lewis Ludlam has revealed his immense pride at representing England, ahead of the biggest match of his life on Saturday night.

Lewis Ludlam (on the ball), Will Owen (third left).

England, featuring Ipswich-born duo Lewis Ludlam and Will Owen will defend their title against New Zealand in the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday, having overcome South Africa 28-20 on Monday.

Alex Day

Former Suffolk schoolboy Alex Day turned down the chance to stay with Premiership giants Northampton Saints, in a bid to resurrect his promising career.

Lewis Ludlam in training with England under-20s: 
Picture Credits: Roberto Bregani/Fotosportit

Instead of turning out for England at the World Rugby Under-20 Championships in Italy, Lewis Ludlam could have been sat watching the action on TV at home, wondering what if.

Lewis Ludlam

Ipswich-born duo Lewis Ludlam and Will Owen both started as England defeated Wales 30-16 in their second pool game at the Rugby World Under-20 Championship in Italy.

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