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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Brian Williams

Tributes have been paid to a Suffolk rugby stalwart who dedicated his time to promoting grassroots rugby in the region and across England.

Tim Mann in action for Bury St Edmunds last season. Photo: Lucy Taylor

Bury St Edmunds boss Gavin Hogg believes he has assembled his best squad yet as the Suffolk club look to continue their exciting rise up English rugby union’s league pyramid in the club’s 90th anniversary year.

Ben Kelland

A Suffolk schoolboy will say au revoir to the UK this summer, after landing a dream deal with a French Top-14 team.

Gallery: Thousands enjoy the Bury Rugby Sevens

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
A Barracudas player breaks in their upset defeat over last year's champions Northampton Saints

A crowd of nearly 4,000 fans basked in the sunshine as they took in the red-hot action at the eighth annual Greene King IPA Sevens tournament, at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, on Sunday.

Martin Offiah

Former England Rugby League international, Martin Offiah, will be the special guest at Ipswich Rugby Club’s end-of-season club dinner.

Bury St Edmunds entertain Cambridge at the Haberden on Saturday and in a dramatic end to the game score two tries to stun the league leaders with an excellent vistory

There have been some memorable days at the Greene King Haberden in recent years but Saturday’s events will live long in the memory for those that were present.

Bury rugby v Redignesians ( blue) in National 2

Bury secured their National 2 status with a scrappy 27-15 win at relegation-haunted Southend.

Bury rugby v Redignesians ( blue) in National 2

A last minute penalty try salvaged two losing bonus points for Bury, which on reflection was a decent return on a game where the visitors ruled the roost.

Bury Rugby Club chairman Mike Robinson

The Ireland national sevens team has signed up to compete in this year’s Greene King IPA Rugby Sevens tournament at Bury St Edmunds, pitting them head to head against the England squad.

Woodbridge v Thetford

Woodbridge Warriors won a hard-fought game with Thetford, 38-35, in the Eastern Counties League, on Saturday.

Alex Moon

Ipswich-born Alex Moon has been named on the bench for England Under-20s’ Six-Nations clash with Wales, at Ashton Gate, on Friday (tomorrow).

Artist's impression of new rugby clubhouse at Northern Gateway, Colchester

Concept plans for a new sports hub at the Northern Gateway in Colchester have been revealed.

Toby Trinder

They have all overcome some form of adversity in recent times but emerged stronger for it, as their shiny, new professional deals at Northampton Saints will testify.

Ethan Waddleton

Former St Joseph’s College pupil and Colchester RFC player Ethan Waddleton has been selected in the England squad for the Red Rose’s latest round of games in the HSBC World Sevens Series, in Las Vegas.

Woodbridge beaten 15-13 at home by Wisbech

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Woodbridge v Wisbech

Fourth-placed Woodbridge hosted third-placed Wisbech with both sides unbeaten in 2016, so this was inevitably going to be a tight match.

Ipswich RFC  v Norwich RFC.
London 2 North Rugby Derby.

Ipswich earned the bragging rights from this East Anglian derby, winning a tight contest 12-10 at Humber Doucy Lane.

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.

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