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London 3 North

Wanstead 93

Stowmarket 3

This was a brutal away trip for a much-changed Stowmarket 15 at Wanstead, but it was difficult to see this final score coming.

London 2 North

Ipswich 12

Woodford 35

After a really tough sequence of fixtures that had seen Ipswich play three consecutive away games against teams in the top-half of the table, the Suffolk side had the chance to get back to winning ways, against Woodford, at Humber Doucy Lane.

He’s one of the most influential sporting coaches on the planet right now and if I were an England rugby union player, I would follow Eddie Jones to the end of the world.

Tui Uru (Ipswich) was among the try scorers as Eastern Counties beat Middlesex 34-12 in the RFU under-20 Shield at Shelford, to clinch a quarter-final place.

Women in and around Ipswich are being encouraged to scrum down to Humber Doucy Lane, where a ladies rugby team has reformed.

Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Woodbridge Amazons 20

Harlow 0

The Amazons ended their 2016/17 season with a heart-warming win over Essex rivals Harlow.

A record number of young rugby players transformed Hadleigh, into the focal point of Mini-TAG rugby in Europe… and beyond.

Suffolk RFU Chadacre Cup Final

Woodbridge Warriors 18

Southwold 15

The Woodbridge Warriors retained the Suffolk RGU Chadacre Cup by upsetting a higher division team in the final for the second straight season.

Ipswich Rugby Club are hoping to raise around £850,000 to build a new clubhouse, in time for their 150th anniversary in three years time, and are keen to hear from any potential benefactors.

There’s a David versus Goliath clash in the Suffolk Chadacre Cup final this weekend.

Woodbridge Warriors travelled to face a much-changed Wisbech side, from the one they had beat 48-12 on November 5, and lost 39-12.

England Sevens, featuring ex-St Joseph’s College pupil, Ethan Waddleton, were beaten 19-0 in their quarter-final against New Zealand at the Las Vegas sevens.

Woodbridge Warriors booked their place in the final of the Suffolk Chadacre Cup, after a 37-12 victory over Clacton.

Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Wymondham Wasps 34

Woodbridge Amazons 5

Buoyed by a super performance in last week’s win over Chelmsford, the Suffolk side were determined to get closer than the 36-12 loss to the league leaders just a few weeks ago.

Eastern Counties 1

Ipswich YM 8

Woodbridge Warriors 27

Woodbridge opened the scoring in this fiery local derby as full-back Jamie Smith touched down after an arcing sprint saw him receive fast ball.

Women’s National Championships SE North 1

Woodbridge Amazons 32

Chelmsford 5

This rebuilding year is fast turning into a terrific league campaign for the Woodbridge ladies as they crushed the visiting Chelmsford side by 27 points.

Eastern Counties League

Woodbridge Warriors 7

Thetford 5

Woodbridge were expecting a demanding contest with top-of-the-table Thetford and the game didn’t disappoint.

Hadleigh Rugby Football Club are again hosting The Hadleigh TAG 2017.

National 2

Redruth 10 Bury St Edmunds 3

Wymondham Wasps, the undefeated league leaders with a perfect seven wins from seven games, left Hatchley Barn with a Bee in their bonnet, despite a 36-12 win.

Fourth-placed Woodbridge Warriors were defeated, 29-12, against the team they led by one point prior to kick-off.

England Sevens, including former St Joseph’s College schoolboy, Ethan Waddleton, experienced a difficult second day in Wellington in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

National League Two South

London Irish Wild Geese 36

Bury St Edmunds 24

A spirited second half performance was not good enough to paper over the cracks of a woeful first half by Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.

Bury St Edmunds RFC head coach Gavin Hogg admits his side have struggled to apply the intensity levels week in, week out, this campaign.

Having enjoyed a terrific reversal over Tabard the previous Sunday, the chance to avenge a 26-5 defeat to Essex side Harwich & Dovercourt looked a tantalising and achievable goal for the in-form Woodbridge Amazons.

Ipswich overcome Holt in London 2 North

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ipswich welcomed Holt to Humber Doucy Lane for a must-win game and played some fabulous attacking rugby in what was ultimately a very convincing 39-24 victory, over tough opposition.

Women’s National SE North 1

Tabard 27

Woodbridge Amazons 39

A daunting road trip to Radlett in Herts to face third-placed Tabard posed a serious question for this season’s Amazons squad.

Former Ipswich schoolboy Lewis Ludlam is targeting game time in the Aviva Premiership, having made his senior Northampton Saints bow in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.

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